HCMC – The mountainous province of Bac Kan has devised a plan to build the Quan Binh airport for 2021–2050 with a total estimated cost of VND8,000 billion.
Nguyen Dang Binh, chairman of the Bac Kan People’s Committee, tasked the relevant departments and agencies with completing the Quan Binh airport project as part of the province’s planning period 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050.
The airport project, which will be built in Quan Ha Commune, Bach Thong District, is divided into two phases.
In the first phase, a VND5,000-billion airport with an annual passenger capacity of 0.5 million will be constructed under a public-private partnership format.
The proposed airport spans around 138 hectares and will be in accordance with the 3C standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
After 2030, a civil airport matching ICAO’s 4C requirements and a 50-hectare military airport will be completed as part of phase two. The civil airport will be enlarged to cover approximately 150 hectares.
The Ministry of Transportation submitted the proposal to the prime minister and urged the People’s Committee of Bac Kan Province to coordinate preparations with the Ministry of National Defense.
Vietnam now operates 22 civil airports. In the national aviation outlook, the Government has plans to build 14 international airports and increase the total to 28 by 2030 and 31 by 2050.
The far north province of Ha Giang recently reintroduced a proposal to include the Tan Quang airport as part of the plan.