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Dak Nong wants to have civil airport

By Van Phong

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HCMC – Dak Nong Province has proposed the Ministry of Transport add Nhan Co airport to the national airport system development plan.

This is the second time the Central Highlands province has made the proposal.

Dak Nong is now only accessible by road, while there are no rail and air transport development plans, according to the provincial government.

This has hampered the province from promoting its socio-economic development and attracting investors.

Lying at the southern gateway of the Central Highlands region, Dak Nong acts as a link between the region and the Southern Key Economic Zone, and has a 141-kilometer borderline with Cambodia. The province is also rich in bauxite, making it more attractive to investors.

In the near future, Dak Nong will focus on the aluminum industry, moving toward developing the province into the country’s largest aluminum processing and manufacturing hub.

Nhan Co airport, situated in Nhan Co Commune in Dak R’Lap District, some 20 kilometers from Gia Nghia City, now serves military operations.

In early 2021, the province proposed expanding the airport to serve both military and civil aviation. Work on the project could be conducted in the 2030-2050 period.

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