HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has told Dong Nai Province to hand over 1,810 hectares of cleared land to the investor of the Long Thanh International Airport project before the year is out, according to the Government Office.
The Long Thanh airport in the southern province is a project of national importance, but construction work has lagged behind schedule, according to the deputy prime minister.
Apart from asking relevant agencies and units to speed up work on the project, Deputy PM Thanh ordered the province to complete the handover of all 1,810 hectares of land for the first phase of the big-ticket project and 722 hectares in reserve prior to December 31.
The remaining 4,946 hectares for the entire project must be handed over before June 30, the local media reported.
The deputy prime minister also assigned the Dong Nai government to work with the Ministry of Planning and Investment to submit an adjusted plan of land reclamation, compensation and resettlement to the competent agencies in line with the prevailing regulations.
Land reclamation, compensation and resettlement are three to six months later than schedule, according to a recent report submitted by the provincial government to the Government.