Work to start on major routes to Long Thanh airport in December

By Phuoc Tuan   August 29, 2022 | 05:16 pm PT
Work to start on major routes to Long Thanh airport in December
A path that used to function as a street is now closed to serve the construction of the Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province, March 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan
Dong Nai Province and Vietnam's airport operator have completed procedures to build two roads connecting with Vietnam's largest airport-to-be Long Thanh.

The two routes are estimated to cost VND4.8 trillion ($205 million) and the process of bidding to choose a contractor is set for November, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (AVC), which operates all 22 civil airports in Vietnam, announced Monday.

According to the feasibility report for the two routes, one of them would spread 85-120 meters wide to have eight lanes and run 3.8 kilometers to connect the west gate of Long Thanh International Airport with Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway and National Highway 51.

Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway is under construction to link the industrial hub of Bien Hoa in Dong Nai Province with the port hub of Vung Tau in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province. Both provinces neighbor HCMC.

The second route runs 3.5 kilometers with four lanes. It will connect the first route with the HCMC – Long Thanh – Dau Giay, an expressway linking HCMC with Dong Nai Province.

The technical design for both routes is 60% complete and construction is expected to start in December.

Long Thanh District will clear a total 130 hectares for construction purposes, of which 110 hectares include residential areas.

Costing an estimated $16 billion, Long Thanh airport is designed to serve 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo per year.

Work on the airport began on Jan. 5 last year after many years of preparations and lengthy land acquisitions.

As scheduled, the airport's first phase would be put into use in 2025

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