The Hanoitimes – The representative office is in charge of counseling the Southern Airport Authority on the closure of Long Thanh airport if necessary.
A representative office of Vietnam’s Southern Airport Authority at Long Thanh airport was established, according to a decision by Mr. Dinh Viet Thang, Director of the Civil Aviation Authoirty of Vietnam (CAAV) on February 1.
|Vietnam establishes airport authority’s representation at Long Thanh International Airport. Photo: ACV|
The unit is responsible for supervising the implementation of master plan, the land use and development plan, aviation safety and security standards in the airport and its vicinity.
It also performs duties of an aviation regulatory body such as requesting suspension of flight as well as operation of crew members, aircraft seizure, aviation security control cards issuance, and equipment checking. The representative office is in charge of counseling the Southern Airport Authority on the closure of Long Thanh airport if necessary.
On January 5, works on the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai started.
The airport will be built in three phases and is among the 16 most anticipated airport projects in the world with the largest total investment ever.
The first items of construction will include fences, runway and auxiliary works in the first phase of the project, of which a runway and a passenger terminal with a capacity of 25 million passengers, 1.2 million tons of cargo per year will be built. The estimated investment for the phase is more than VND109 trillion (US$4.6 billion).
The entire project of Long Thanh Airport, upon completion after three phases, would have four runways and four passenger terminals. It is designed to handle 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo per year by 2040.