Deputy PM instructs construction of Sa Pa airport

Monday, 2019-05-13 14:56:53
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The resort town of Sapa (Photo: Vietnam Tourism)
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NDO/VNA - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has given instruction to the construction of Sa Pa airport in the northwestern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Transport is responsible for working to approve the detailed planning for the airport, laying a basis for the project to be implemented.

The local People’s Committee should coordinate with the transport ministry and competent agencies to construct the airport in line with current regulations.

Last year, Lao Cai province proposed the transport ministry build an airport in Sa Pa with a total investment of nearly VND5.8 trillion (US$249 million).

Under the plan, Sapa Airport, located in Cam Con Commune, Bao Yen District, Lao Cai province will use 371 ha of land and be used for both commercial and military purposes.

The construction of Sapa Airport will be divided into two phases.
In the first, expected to begin before 2020, the airport targets a capacity of 560,000 passengers and 600 tonnes of cargo per year. Total investment for the first phase is estimated at about VND4.7 trillion (including site clearance cost of the whole project).

In the second phase, the airfield will receive 1.5 million passengers and 2,880 tonnes of cargo per year by 2030. Total investment is set at about VND1 trillion.