The Vietnam Airlines Corporation and Thanh Hoa Province's People's Committee kicked off construction of Tho Xuan civil airport in the northern province on December 28, the Voice of Vietnam reports.

The 600 billion VND (28 million USD) project is to include a 5,000sq.m terminal to handle 1.2 million passengers per year. Also, it will be possible to enlarge the airport to receive 2 million customers per year, noted officials.

The airport's construction is scheduled to be completed by January 2016.-VNA