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Transport Ministry backs Binh Phuoc’s airport plan

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has thrown its weight behind Binh Phuoc Province’s proposal to convert its military airfield in Hon Quan District into a specialized airport.

The ministry said on January 27 that the airport would serve both military and civil purposes, contributing to the southern province’s socioeconomic development.

Under the prevailing regulations, the closure, opening or location of a specialized airport is decided by the Ministry of National Defense. As such, the Transport Ministry told the provincial government to work with the Ministry of National Defense to complete procedures related to the location of the Hon Quan airport.

The Ministry of Transport will closely cooperate with the Ministry of National Defense and other relevant agencies to support the province’s plan, the local media reported.

In November last year, the Ministry of National Defense sent a dispatch to the province approving of its proposal to develop a specialized airport at the location of the Hon Quan airfield, also known as Tech Nique Airport.

The ministry also recommended the provincial government work closely with relevant agencies to add the airport development plan to the local socioeconomic strategy.

A specialized airport is meant for small-sized planes and helicopters for general aviation purposes or passenger and goods transport, in line with the prevailing regulations.

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