HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has urged the relevant parties to speed up work on the under-construction Long Thanh International Airport, so that the first phase of the project can be put into operation to celebrate National Day on September 2, 2025.
Several aspects of work have fallen behind schedule, including land handover, investment preparation and approval procedures, according to Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan.
Capital allocation issues have hindered construction work in the first phase of the airport in the southern province of Dong Nai, the local media reported.
Tuan urged the relevant sides to work closely with the project’s investors, namely the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), heading to operate the airport’s first flight on National Day in 2025.
The Ministry of Transport has assigned CAAV with monitoring the project’s implementation and reporting on its progress monthly.
Two road projects leading to the airport are expected to get off the ground in December this year, according to ACV.
The Long Thanh International Airport is being developed in four phases in Long Thanh District, Dong Nai. When completed, it will be the largest airport of the nation, replacing the country’s current busiest international airport, Tan Son Nhat.
The airport will cover around 5,000 hectares, with an annual capacity of 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo.
In the first phase, a 4,000-meter-long runway, taxiways and aprons will be developed to serve 25 million passengers per year, with a total cost of US$4.6 billion.