Construction of Mui Ne Airport Expected to Boost Regional Tourism

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May 10 – The residents of Phan Thiet City in Vietnam’s central Binh Thuan province can soon expect an influx of tourists as a new airport is built in the area, scheduled for opening in 2017. Plans for the airport have already been submitted to the central government for approval.

The airport, which reportedly will cost over VND5.6 trillion (US$265 million) to build, and which will span around 500 hectares (1235 acres), will be located in Thien Nghiep – a coastal area near Mui Ne Beach. 

Initially, its facilities and landing areas will only be able to accommodate smaller planes and helicopters, providing services to over 500,000 passengers annually. Also, it is expected to offer 12 air routes of distances under 800 kilometers (500 miles) on top of 12 services of distances below 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles).

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The airport will be upgraded to an annual capacity of over 1 million passengers by 2030, and its facilities will also be improved to accommodate medium-sized aircrafts by then. In addition, the airport has been approved for both civil and military purposes.

Capital for the airport will come partly from the transfer of land to other purposes from the now defunct Nha Trang Airport, while the rest will come from the project developer – a joint venture (JV) between the 319 Corporation under the Defense Ministry and Vietnamese property investment company Thanh Dong Real Estate Investment JSC.

Dinh Viet Thang, deputy chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), notes that the terminal will help boost the local tourism industry thanks to the constantly growing number of tourists to Mui Ne Beach.

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