HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has told the Ministry of Transport to design a special compensation, support and resettlement mechanism for the Long Thanh airport project in Dong Nai Province, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
The ministry should coordinate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the government of Dong Nai Province, and relevant agencies to map out a plan for compensation, support and resettlement, treat it as a separate component, and report results to the PM.
The special plan should be submitted to the National Assembly (NA) before the NA passes the feasibility study for the big-ticket airport project.
The Transport Ministry will work with authorities of Dong Nai to devise a policy framework for compensation and resettlement assistance.
The project would affect around 4,700 households with nearly 15,000 people in Binh Son, Suoi Trau, Cam Duong, Long An, Long Phuoc and Bac Can communes.
Around 40 kilometers from HCMC and 30 kilometers from Bien Hoa City, the airport would meet 4F standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Phase one of the project is scheduled to get off the ground in 2019, with one runway and one terminal to be put into operation by 2025 to handle 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tons of cargo a year.
One more runway and terminal would be built in the second phase to increase the airport’s annual capacity to 50 million passengers and 1.5 million tons of cargo. The airport would handle 100 million and five million tons a year after phase three is complete.
More than VND336.76 trillion (over US$16 billion) will be needed for the project, including nearly US$5.5 billion for the first phase. The funding will be sourced from the State budget, official development assistance (ODA) loans, investment of enterprises, proceeds from equitization of State-owned enterprises and other sources.