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Ha Giang seeks to build airport

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A proposal to develop the Tan Quang airport has once again been introduced by the mountainous province of Ha Giang as part of the 2030 national aviation plan with a vision to 2050.

Ha Giang proposed a 388-hectare airport project in Tan Quang Commune, Bac Quang District, to serve civil and military purposes, the local media reported.

In early 2021, Ha Giang made a similar request, but the Ministry of Transport has yet to endorse it.

If the provincial government wins the prime minister’s approval, it will disclose the project plan and begin preparations to kick off the construction by 2030.

According to the authorities, a proposed land fund and an estimated budget have been set aside for the project.

Ha Giang is located in the country’s far north, sharing a 277-kilometer border with China. The province now has a land-based transportation system, with a distance of 260 kilometers to the nearest airport, Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

Vietnam now operates 22 civil airports. The Government has plans to build 14 international airports and increase the total to 28 by 2030 and 31 by 2050.

Many airports have been proposed for inclusion in the national aviation plan, including Mang Den Airport in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, Na Hang Airport and Moc Chau Airport in the northern provinces of Tuyen Quang and Son La, respectively.

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