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Transport Ministry rejects new airport proposal

The Saigon Times Daily
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Transport Ministry rejects new airport proposal

The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has turned down a proposal by An Giang Province for building an airport at an estimated cost of VND3.4 trillion (US$150 million), which is just around 60 kilometers from the operational Can Tho International Airport.

Transport Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho was quoted by Tuoi Tre newspaper as saying that the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam had already amended a master plan for air transport development until 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Earlier, the Transport Ministry garnered feedback from relevant agencies, and set up a board for assessing the master plan, and the document was later submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for approval.

Under the revised master plan, no new airport in the Mekong Delta province is included in the network of international airports, so this project could be transferred to the Defense Ministry.

The Can Tho International Airport is operating at below capacity due to low air travel demand in Can Tho City.

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