Inter-agency appraisal council for Quang Tri Airport established

Sunday - 23/10/2022 22:10
Quang Tri airport is one of the new airport projects being assigned by the Prime Minister to the competent authorities to deploy under the PPP method.
Perspective of Quang Tri airport terminal

The prime minister on October 12 signed Decision No.1196/QD-TTg to establish an inter-agency appraisal council for the feasibility study on Quang Tri Airport.
The PM assigned minister of Planning and Investment to be the chairman of the council, and a deputy minister of Planning and Investment to be the vice chairman. The members of the council are leaders of many other ministries, including the State Bank of Vietnam and Quang Tri People’s Committee.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment is a standing agency of the council. Quang Tri People’s Committee is in charge of providing enough dossiers for the appraisal process.
Quang Tri airport is invested and built in Gio Quang commune, Gio Hai commune and Gio Mai commune, Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province. This is a key location in the Central region, connecting North-South traffic on National Highway 1-Ho Chi Minh Road and North-South traffic with the East-West Economic Corridor axis through National Highway 9 and Lao Bao border gate to attract passengers to the Mekong sub-region into central Vietnam.
The airport’s construction will be divided into two phases, with the total investment capital of $256.08 million. In the first phase, Quang Tri and investors will construct the basic facilities of a Grade 4C civil airport and a Grade II military airport in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation standards.
The airport is designed to have a capacity of 2.2 million passengers per year by 2046 and 5,600 tonnes of goods per year by 2042.
In the second phase, the province and investors will invest in the infrastructure of ground services at the airport in 2029. It will expand the passenger terminal in 2047 to increase the capacity to receive up to five million passengers per year as well as expand the first cargo terminal with a capacity of about 13,700 tonnes a year in 2043 and about 25,500 tonnes a year in 2059.


Author: Anh Minh (Báo Đầu tư)

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