A model of Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai. (Photo: baochinhphu)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The land reclaimation, compensation and resettlement support for the construction of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai is estimated to cost nearly 23 trillion VND (1.01 billion USD), the Ministry of Planning and Investment said.

According to a feasibility study report on land compensation for Long Thanh airport recently submitted to the State Appraisal Council by the provincial People’s Committee, the work will be carried out one time and completed before 2021. Site clearance will be prioritised for nearly 1,200 hectares of land used for the first phase of the airport construction.

To acquire nearly 5,400 hectares for the airport construction, 4,900 households and 26 organisations will be relocated.

Study shows that most of the affected families want to receive land in Loc An-Binh Son and Binh Son areas (Long Thanh district). The zoning of two resettlement areas is in line with the province’s socio-economic development orientation towards forming a new urban area in the locality.

Local residents in the project area will receive training to get jobs in local industrial parks or at the airport.

In a bid to ensure progress of site clearance, the local authority has asked the State Appraisal Council to soon verify the land reclamation, compensation and resettlement support project and submit it to the Prime Minister for approval.

It has also urged the Ministry of Planning and Investment to join hands with relevant ministries and agencies to arrange capital for the project during 2018-2020.

The Long Thanh airport aims to serve 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo each year. The project includes three phases with the first one expected to be done no later than 2025, the second by 2035 and the final after 2035.-VNA