Airport, casino construction at Khanh Hoa EZ proposed
Van Phong Economic Zone. Photo from DTInews.
Under the proposal sent to the prime minister, Van Phong EZ has a total area of 150,000 hectares, including 70,000 hectares of land and 80,000 hectares of water area, covering part of Van Ninh District and Ninh Hoa Town.
Khanh Hoa aims to build Van Phong EZ into an economic centre with international container transshipment ports, industrial parks, modern urban areas, theme parks and tourism services.
By 2030, the EZ would have a total population of 350,000-380,000 people.
The EZ will be home to three industrial parks namely Ninh Thuy, Doc Da Trang and Ninh Diem. A 550-hectare airport construction has been proposed in Van Thang Commune in Van Ninh District. Around 430 hectares will be built in Dam Mon and Vinh Yen-Mui Da Son areas.
Roughly 686 hectares will be used for building resettlement areas in Vinh Yen, Van Thang, Ngoc son, Xom Quan and Ninh Thuy communes.
The province has also recommended building a casino in Van Phong Economic Zone.