Ba Ria - Vung Tau seeks to build aerodrome

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 18:08

A corner of Ho Tram Strip in Xuyen Moc District in the southern Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province. — Photo T. Khanh
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Authorities of the southern Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province have proposed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc consider a project to build a specialised aerodrome in the province, be invested by Ho Tram Project Company Ltd.

A specialised aerodrome is a small airport serving passengers, baggage, goods, airmail and postal parcels.

If the project is approved, the province expects the Government to add the aerodrome into the national aviation development plan from now to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

The aerodrome was designed to cover 200 hectares, with a 2.5km runway and capacity to receive aircraft such as Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Boeing 737. Its investment capital is estimated at US$100 million.

The aerodrome is proposed to be built in Loc An Commune in Dat Do District, along the coastal road system in the province.

Deputy Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Long said if the project was approved, it would attract more domestic and foreign visitors to the province.

In the province, Ho Tram Complex Tourism Project, which is also being invested by Ho Tram Project Company Ltd, is a key project that has attracted a great number of visitors.

The project's Zone A1, including a five-star hotel block, entertainment area and international standard 18-hole golf course with total investment capital of nearly $800 million, is in operation with about 200,000 visitors annually.

However, the project is far from Tan Son Nhat International Airport so visitors have to travel to the area on road.— VNS

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