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First phase of Long Thanh airport project gets nearly enough cleared land

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Dong Nai Province has handed over almost all land needed for the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project, while the remainder will not affect the progress of the project.

The first phase of the big-ticket airport project requires a total of 1,810 hectares for the priority area, the local media reported.

As of June 30, Long Thanh District had completed the handover of 1,746 hectares of cleared land in the priority area, while handing over 629 hectares of the total 722 hectares of backup land, it was announced at a meeting between the Ministry of Transport, the Dong Nai government and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) on July 5.

The remaining 70 hectares has yet to be handed over to ACV, the investor of the project, but will not hinder the current work.

The site leveling for the passenger terminal area has been completed, according to ACV.

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan, head of the steering committee for the mammoth project, told the provincial government to speed up site clearance and finish the handover of land this month.

Speaking at the meeting, Vo Tan Duc, vice chairman of Dong Nai Province, said the province would enhance efforts to hand over the total of 5,000 hectares for the project in July.

As planned, a 4,000-meter-long runway, taxiways and aprons will be developed in the first phase of the airport project to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tons of cargo per year. Over VND109.1 trillion will be required for the first phase, which will be completed in 2025.

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