HANOI, DECEMBER 12 (Engineering Daily) -- The People’s Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai on December 12 met leaders of Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction and civil engineering company in the US, who are on a fact-finding trip to the province to learn about the Long Thanh International Airport project.
The field trip aims to gain better understanding of the Long Thanh International Airport project, including issues of investment, construction, airport operation and development of an economic zone surrounding the airport, said a representative of Bechtel at a working session.
The Representative of Dong Nai People’s Committee said that the Long Thanh International Airport is a key project in Vietnam. Recently, the design competition and comments from residents have been carrying out. The next step will be bidding for pre-feasibility study.
The airport is expected to start in 2019 and handle 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tons of cargo by 2025 in the first phase, which includes the construction of a runway, a terminal and auxiliary facilities.
Besides an area of 5,000 ha to be planned to build Long Thanh international airport, Dong Nai province has also been planning a 21,000ha economic zone surrounding the airport.
Local authorities also expressed wish that Bechtel will invest in the project, especially providing consultations on the development of the zone adjacent to Long Thanh International Airport area.