The Ministry of Transport has said the construction of the Long Thanh International Airport will be started at the end of 2020.
Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The announced the date during the National Assembly meeting session.
The said they had asked the Airports Corporation of Vietnam to quickly work with their international consultants to complete the feasibility study for the first phase of the project. The report will be submitted to the prime minister and the national appraisal board from June to August.
The Economic Committee will review the project in late August. It is hoped that the National Assembly will its approval to the feasibility study for the first phase in November. The authorities will find suitable contractors, carry out mine detection work and hold a bidding process for construction.
Regarding the ground clearance task, about 1,099 hectares are the rubber plant of Dong Nai Rubber Corporation. The ministry must also relocate nearly 200 households. Mine detection will be carried out after Dong Nai Province authorities complete the ground clearance work and transfer the land to the ministry.
According to the Ministry of Transport, they have issued various guidance documents about monitoring the construction quality and progress.
Long Thanh Airport project will be divided into three phases with a budget of USD16bn. USD5.4 will be spent on the first phase to build a runway, a terminal with a capacity to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of goods per year.
The construction is scheduled to be completed and go into operation in 2025.