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Work on Long Thanh airport terminal must start by year-end: Gov’t

By Van Ly

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HANOI – While conducting an on-site visit on April 27, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh urged relevant units to speed up preparation for work on the Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province to break ground for a passenger terminal and runways by the end of the year.

As of April 24, over 1,200 workers had been mobilized to the construction site of the project. More than 907 machines, vehicles and equipment are being used in 32 construction lines, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the investor of the big-ticket airport project.

However, shortages of cleared land and materials for ground leveling and some obstacles related to surface have slowed down the process of the project, said ACV.

Dong Nai Province and the project management board reached a consensus to complete site clearance before April 30.

Besides, ACV asked the contractors to add 10-15 construction lines to accelerate work after the cleared site is handed over.

Vo Tan Duc, Vice Chairman of the Dong Nai government, said that over 86% of cleared land had been handed over to the project. The remaining 347 hectares for the first phase will be handed over in May.

The deputy prime minister asked the province to complete the land handover by June 30.

In 2022, ACV will disburse some VND8.5 trillion for components such as site leveling, the passenger terminal and airfields.

When all components of the project are executed, the disbursement will increase to VND20 trillion in 2023 and to VND25 trillion in 2024 and 2025.

Work on a passenger terminal will start in October, while runways will get off the ground in December as the design of the airport project is 60%-70% complete, said Le Dinh Tho, Deputy Minister of Transport.

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