HCMC – The authorities of Dong Nai Province have proposed extending land revocation, compensation and resettlement for households affected by the Long Thanh airport project by more than three years, compared to the previous plan for 2021.
The State Appraisal Council has sent a report to the prime minister on evaluating the adjustment of land revocation, compensation and support for the resettlement project of which the province is the owner.
The project approved by the Government in 2018 has a total cost of over VND22,800 billion.
Dong Nai petitioned to revise down the cost from VND22,800 billion to VND19,200 billion as compensation costs and the resettlement area are lower than the original estimates.
The province also sought the prime minister’s approval to extend the project until 2024, instead of 2021 as earlier planned.
The Dong Nai authorities attributed the delay to social distancing, lockdowns and suspension of manufacturing and business induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Long Thanh International Airport project requires a total investment of VND336,630 billion and comes with three phases. In the first phase, one runway, one passenger terminal and supporting facilities with a capacity of 25 million passengers per year will be built.