The radar station (Source: baochinhphu.vn)
Da Nang (VNA) – The Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation on July 31 put into operation a radar station in Tho Quang ward, the central city of Da Nang.

Construction of the radar station began in late January 2015 at a total cost of more than 217 billion VND (9.8 million USD).

The same day, a radar data processing system was inaugurated at the Da Nang air traffic management centre based on the Son Tra peninsula.

The facilities aim to ensure safety for flights of the corporation while contributing to managing Vietnam’s airspace, and protecting national security and sovereignty.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said the Da Nang International Airport, the biggest in the central region, plays an important role in the country’s airport system.

It is a hub for passengers and cargo transit in the central region and a gateway for international passengers.
In a recent blueprint for tourism growth between 2016-2020, Da Nang expects to receive 8 million visitors by 2020, including 2 million foreigners. The annual growth rate of arrivals is expected to average 12.6 percent.-VNA