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Ca Mau Airport upgrade may need over VND100 billion

Dan Tri Wednesday | 04/27/2022 10:04

Ca Mau Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has just proposed a plan to upgrade the Ca Mau Airport which may need VND100 billion ($4.56 million) in funding.

In a report recently sent to the Ministry of Transport, CAAV said that Ca Mau Airport now has a 1,500-metre-long runway, a taxiway and plane parking area with two slots. The airport can now only serve the ATR 72-500, AN-2, MIA-17, King Air B200 and similar planes. Only VASCO currently operates these models. The ATR 72-500 is already being used for the direct Ca Mau-HCM City flights.

According to CAAV, Bamboo Airways has proposed to operate the Embraer 190 plane from Ca Mau Airport to Hanoi and HCM City. To serve that plane, it is necessary to upgrade the runway, taxiway, and parking area at the airport, which is estimated to take two and a half months and cost VND105 billion.

Ca Mau Airport functions as both a commercial and military facility.

Ca Mau Provincial People's Committee previously proposed to the PM to approve the decision to upgrade Ca Mau Airport in the 2021 to 2025 period and create favourable conditions for airlines to invest, open new air routes and encourage healthy competition.

"In order to build the master transportation plan with a view to 2030, it's an urgent matter to upgrade Ca Mau Airport including a longer runway and larger civil terminal to receive Airbus 320 and Airbus 321 and similar planes for Ca Mau-Hanoi and Ca Mau-Danang routes," the committee proposed.

Source: dtinews

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