Deputy PM pushes construction of Long Thanh int’l airport hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung inspects resettlement area for Long Thanh international airport (Photo: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked for the first stage of construction at Long Thanh international airport in the southern province of Dong Nai to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.

During a working session with provincial authorities on October 16, Dung said the province should step up site clearance, build resettlement areas, and ensure national safety and order as the project impacts over 5,000 households.

The locality was asked to closely control construction in areas around the airport, and seriously deal with any land speculation.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Planning and Investment will send officials to Dong Nai to work on compensation for the affected households and project disbursement.

The Transport Ministry has been assigned to direct the Airports Corporation of Vietnam to prepare for the construction.

According to provincial authorities, site clearance will be completed this year.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Vinh said over 1,800ha of land will be used during the first stage.

In order to ensure the project’s progress, authorities recently held a working session with the Transport Ministry on zoning off the road from National Highway 51 to the airport, saying that it must be finished next year to make it easier for vehicles to enter the construction site.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha pledged to send experts to the province to speed up the work./.