A project to expand Tuy Hoa Airport in the central province of Phu Yen was officially launched during a ceremony held by the Ministry of Transport on Feb. 12.

The project, worth 353 billion VND (more than 16.8 million USD), will include construction of a runway and landing area as well as a new passenger terminal.

Aiming to raise the airport’s capacity to be able to handle 300 passengers an hour during peak periods, the project is scheduled to be completed by September 2 next year.

Ongoing work is also expected to raised the airport’s capacity to be able to handle more than 850,000 passengers annually by 2020.

The airport’s terminal, parking lots, roads and other facilities were designed following the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s standards.

The project is implemented by the Airport Construction Company under the Ministry of Defence.
The 678-ha Tuy Hoa Airport was built by the US Army in the 1960s during the American War./.