Work begins on resettlement area for Long Thanh Airport (Vietnam)
Work has started this week on the 280 hectare Loc An – Binh Son resettlement area, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, where the new Long Thanh International Airport is to be built. The area will consist of 5,000 plots for 29,000 residents.
The authorities in Dong Nai will also build transport, education, commercial, and religious facilities before handling the land lots to residents to construct their own houses. The first 700 households are set to receive their plots in August. This is the first of two resettlement areas that will be built for residents affected by the Long Thanh Airport project.
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) had said earlier that construction of the first phase of the airport could begin in May 2021 and be completed late 2025.
Last November, lawmakers voted in favour of a government proposal to build the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport. Once the first phase is complete, the airport will have one runway and one terminal with the capacity of handling 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year.
Investment in the first phase of Long Thanh is set to cost almost US$5 billion and US$16 billion will be spent after all three phases of the airport are completed by 2050. it will then be able to handle 100 million passengers a year, adding on to traffic from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, which is currently operating above its designed capacity.
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