|The appraisal council for Quang Tri airport will include representatives of several ministries|
The deputy chairman of the appraisal council is a deputy minister of Planning and Investment. The members are representatives of the ministries of transport, finance, construction, as well as natural resources and environment, among others.
The airport would be developed under the public-private partnership (PPP) financing mechanism.
In early April, the government authorised Quang Tri People’s Committee to conduct a pre-feasibility study for the construction of the airport. After that, Quang Tri People’s Committee allowed T&T Group to build the pre-feasibility report.
Quang Tri Airport has the total investment capital of VND4.4 trillion ($191.3 million), which makes it suitable to develop under the PPP model. The capital will be mobilised from both public and private resources.
According to the decision, the projected Quang Tri will be a joint-use airport, covering 316 hectares in Gio Quang commune, Gio Linh district. It will be a 4C category airport under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) classification.
In a working session with leaders of Quang Tri People’s Committee, Do Quang Hien, chairman cum general director of T&T Group, said that the group will focus resources on investment projects in Quang Tri, including the airport in order to touch the goal of starting the construction of airport in early September 2021. The airport is expected to be operational by 2030 with a capacity of one million passengers and 3,100 tonnes of cargo per year.
By Anh Minh