Leaders of People's Committee of Quang Tri Province attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Long Thanh International Airport Phase 1 - Sub- project 3

Sunday - 26/12/2021 09:17
On the morning of January 5, 2021, the Ministry of Transport, the Management of State Capital’s Commission for Enterprises and the People's Committee of Dong Nai province solemnly held the groundbreaking ceremony for Long Thanh international airport Phase 1, Sub- project 3 in Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province. The project is invested and constructed by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV). This is an important achievement to welcome the 13th National Party Congress. At the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc kicked off construction of the project.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a speech at the ceremony (Photo: NDT)

The delegates attending the ceremony consisted of members of the Party Central Committee together with leaders of ministries and local authorities. On behalf of Quang Tri province, Vice Chairman of Quang Tri PPC Le Duc Tien and Mr. Nguyen Duc Tan – Director of Quang Tri Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Agency also attended the ceremony.

The Long Thanh international airport project investment policy was ratified by the National Assembly in Resolution No. 94/2015/QH13 dated June 25, 2015 in addition to phase 1 feasibility study report approved in Resolution No. 95/2019/QH14 dated November 26, 2019. This is a national significant project that has important implications for the country's socio-economic development, national defense and security, which is expected to reach level 4F assigned by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and become a crucial international airport of the country as well as one of the international aviation transit hubs in the region.

The Long Thanh international airport project phase 1 is invested to build 1 runway, 1 passenger terminal and auxiliary items (Photo: NDT)

The total estimated investment for the entire project divided into three phases is 336,630 billion VND, equivalent to 16.03 billion USD. Once three phases have completed, the Long Thanh international airport will have four runways, four passenger terminals with synchronous auxiliary items to handle a capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of cargo annually.

The Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1777 / QD-TTg dated November 11, 2020 approving Phase 1 of Long Thanh international airport.  Accordingly, Phase 1 is divided into four sub-projects, including:
- Sub-project 1: Headquarters of state management agencies;
- Sub-project 2: Works in-flight management services;
- Sub-project 3: Essential airport facilities;
- Sub-project 4: Other items.

Furthermore, he also assigned ACV to be the owner of the Sub-project 3 consisting of general infrastructure (bomb and mine clearance, site preparation for construction, fences, line 1 and line 2 traffic connections and intersections; roads and parking area, bridges, tunnels, electricity, water and lighting systems, telecommunications, etc.), airfield facilities (runways, taxiways, aerodrome beacons, ILS/DME systems, etc.), aircraft parking area, aircraft fuel systems; passenger terminals; No. 1 cargo terminal, garages, airport management office and other auxiliary works.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, the PM assured that the Long Thanh international airport is one of the Top 16 remarkable airports in the world. This is a particularly national crucial project, expressing the country's aspiration and significant contribution for socio-economic development, national defense and security with the greatest total investment capital so far.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, leaders of ministries and delegates kicked off the construction of Long Thanh international airport Phase 1 – Sub-project 3 (Photo: NDT)

According to the plan, the Long Thanh international airport project phase 1 will be completed and put into operation in December 2025./.

Author: Nguyễn Đức Tân

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