Dong Nai plans $294 mln to build more roads connecting to Long Thanh Airport

By Phuoc Tuan   January 19, 2021 | 08:00 am GMT+7
Dong Nai plans $294 mln to build more roads connecting to Long Thanh Airport
An intersection between HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway with National Highway 1 in Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan.
Dong Nai authorities are planning to build five new roads leading to the under-construction Long Thanh International Airport at a cost of VND6.8 trillion ($294 million).

They will connect it with the province's Dinh Quan, Thong Nhat, Vinh Cuu, and Trang Bom districts.

The airport, construction of whose first phase began earlier this month, is expected to become the country’s largest.

The 53-kilometer Road 770B will be built between Dinh Quan and Long Thanh districts at a cost of VND2.6 trillion.

Besides improving the airport’s connectivity, the highway will also enable transport of goods from industrial parks to Cai Mep – Thi Vai Port.

Dong Nai has many industrial parks and is becoming a major industrial hub as foreign companies continue to shift their production to Vietnam.

It ranked seventh nationwide in the value of foreign direct investment last year with over $928 million, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Road 773, to run more than 51 km and costing VND1.7 trillion, will connect Xuan Loc and Cam My districts with the airport.

It will run parallel to National Highway 1.

The 11-km Belt Road 4 from National Highway 1 in Trang Bom District to Road 769 through Long Thanh District will be built with four lanes at a cost of over VND500 billion. It will go past the western entrance of the airport and ease the heavy traffic burden on Highway 51.

Road 769E, two kilometers long, will cost VND72 billion and share the heavy traffic expected at the airport’s northern gate.

Province authorities are also considering construction of the 47-kilometer Road 772 from Trang Bom District to Long Khanh and Xuan Loc districts. The four-lane road will cost VND1.92 trillion.

The province Department of Transport said the cost of the construction of the roads would be borne by the national and provincial governments.

Work on the airport, 40 kilometers east of HCMC, began on January 5.

To be built in three phases, it is expected to be completed by 2040. By then, it will have four runways, four passenger terminals and other facilities to handle 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo a year.

When it is complete, Tan Son Nhat airport in HCMC will mostly handle domestic flights.

 
 
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