Sa Pa airport to be built under public-private partnership model
VGP – The Government has decided Sa Pa airport in the northern province of Lao Cai will be built under public-private partnership with total investment capital of VND 7 trillion (US$306.7 million).
Under the decision, the construction of the airport will be divided into two phases, covering an area of 371 ha in Cam Con commune in Bao Yen district.
In the first phase, the airport will have the annual capacity of 1.5 million passengers, which will then be increased to 3 million passengers in the second stage kick-started after 2028.
The project was approved by the Ministry of Transport in November 2019. Located 80 kilometers away from the mountain resort town of Sa Pa, the airport will have nine aircraft parking slots, and will be used for both civilian and military purposes.
Its single runway will be able to receive aircraft similar to the narrow-body Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-700.
A six-lane road will be built to connect the airport with the existing Ha Noi - Lao Cai Expressway./.
By Kim Anh