The first phase of construction of Phu Quoc International Airport in the southern province of Kien Giang is expected to be completed by mid-December this year, the provincial People’s Committee has announced.

The construction of the airport began in November, 2008, on a site of over 900 hectares in Duong To commune in Phuc Quoc district. It will cost a total of 16.2 trillion VND with half of which, between now and 2020, coming from the Southern Airports Corporation.

With a 3,000 metre runway, the airport, once completed, will provide services to Boeing 777 and Boeing 747-400 super jets, as well as similar aircraft.

It helps Phu Quoc make full use of its strong points and economic potential, especially in maritime and island tourism and trade and turn into a top eco-tourism area in the country and the region.-VNA