The Prime Minister on June 14 given approval to Long Thanh International Airport Project in the southern province of Dong Nai.

The airport is expected to serve as an entrepot in the Southeast Asia region and will be large enough for receiving aircraft A380-800, 100 million passengers a year and 5 million tonnes of cargo a year.

In the first phase of the project (up to 2020), two parallel runways will be built to accommodate A380 aircraft with 68 parking spots for aircraft.

The second phase of the project (2020-2030) will see the number of runways raised to three, and the third phase beyond 2030 will increase the number to four.

The airport will have a terminal for both domestic and international flights by 2020 and two terminals by 2030./.