The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau plans to build a new airport on Go Gang Island.
Go Gang Airport, which covers an area of 248.5 hectares in Long Son Commune, has a total investment of VND9 trillion (USD391 million), including VND1.25 trillion for the site clearance.
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Go Gang Island was approved for airport construction by the government in 2019.
The current Vung Tau Airport, covering 172 hectares in the city, is mostly used for helicopters serving logistics and oil and gas services.
Located right in the centre of Vung Tau City, Vung Tau Airport has directly affected local people’s life and the environment.
Experiencing rapid urbanisation, Vung Tau needs more land for infrastructure construction, while the airport occupies a large area. So it is necessary to relocate the airport out of the city centre.
Go Gang Airport will serve both military and civil purposes.
Chairman of Ba Ria-Vung Tau People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tho has asked the provincial Department of Transport to cooperate with concerned agencies to complete a report on the airport construction which will be submitted to the Ministry of National Defense for consideration.
Earlier, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province asked the prime minister for approval to upgrade Co Ong Airport on Con Dao Island and add Ho Tram airport to a list of projects to be developed by 2030.
The upgrade project is aimed at meeting the rising air travel demand to and from Con Dao Island and boost its socioeconomic development.
Meanwhile, Ho Tram Airport to be invested in by Ho Tram Ltd. Co will help improve access to the Ho Tram Strip resort in the province for domestic flights.