Southern province to build roads to Long Thanh Airport

By Thuy Tien   May 23, 2021 | 08:02 pm PT
Southern province to build roads to Long Thanh Airport
Road 769 in Long Thanh District, Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan.
Dong Nai Province has approved plans to build two new roads to Long Thanh International Airport and upgrade two others at a cost of VND7.1 trillion ($308 million).

The cost does not include that of land.

The four roads will connect the under-construction airport with Dinh Quan, Xuan Loc, Trang Bom, and Thong Nhat districts.

The 53-kilometer Road 770B will be built between Dinh Quan and Long Thanh at a cost of VND2.3 trillion.

The 47-kilometer Road 772 from Trang Bom to Xuan Loc through Long Thanh, which will run parallel to National Highway 1, will be built at an estimated VND1.5 trillion.

The 51-kilometer Road 773 between Xuan Loc and the airport and parallel to National Highway 1 will be upgraded at a cost of VND1.7 trillion.

Roads 773 and 772 are expected to ease the pressure of National Highway 1.

Upgrade of the 31-kilometer Road 769 from Thong Nhat to Long Thanh will cost VND1.6 billion.

The construction will be funded by the government and auction of lands along the new roads.

Construction of the airport, 40 kilometers east of HCMC, began on January 5. It will be built in three phases. When completed in 2040, it will have four runways, four terminals and other facilities to handle 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo a year.

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