Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has authorized the Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee to carry out the Quang Ninh air terminal project – one of the country’s four air terminal projects calling for investment.
The terminal will be used for civil and military purposes and be capable of serving both domestic and foreign flights. It is designed to receive 5 million passengers a year and even accommodate large aircraft like Boeing 777s.
It will be built in Doan Ket commune, Van Don district, covering nearly 284.6ha and at a total cost of VND5,128 billion. This is one of the key projects of the Van Don economic zone.
The Van Don economic zone is expected to bring fresh impetus to socio-economic development in Quang Ninh province.
Covering more than 2,000km2, including over 1,600km2 of coastal areas, the zone will focus on developing luxury travel services, international finance and trading centres, trade exchanges and logistics, and maritime and aviation services, along with clean agriculture and industry.
Quang Ninh has proposed building Van Don into a special administrative-economic zone to make a breakthrough in its development.
At an investment promotion conference in 2012, the province has also announced a plan to build an integrated casino resort in Van Don.