HN plans second int’l airport in Ung Hoa district


VGP – The Ha Noi Department of Planning and Architecture has proposed the municipal authorities consider the planning of Ha Noi’s second international airport in the southern district of Ung Hoa. 

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The Department also suggested the local authorities add the airport to the planning of Viet Nam’s airports in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision towards 2050.

According to the Department, a reasonable distance to Ha Noi center and transportation convenience are among the reasons given to build the capital city’s second international airport in Ung Hoa district.

A large number of economic experts hailed the proposal as it would be in favor of the development of Ha Noi and the country and Viet Nam’s aviation.

According to this agency, the proposal has many advantages. 

Firstly, the distance and the travel time between Ung Hoa and the center of Ha Noi is reasonable.

Secondly, this site and Ha Noi’s center is connected conveniently through Phap Van-Cau Gie highway, the existing National Highway 1A and adjacent to the southern backbone (under construction). In the long term, it will be connected to the Northwest Expressway - National Highway 5B (linking Ho Chi Minh road and Highway 5B) and the main roads of Hanoi (Do Xa - Quan Son road, North-South axis, Ngoc Hoi - Phu Xuyen road).

Thirdly, the planned site for the second international airport can be accessible by three types of transport, namely road, waterway (Van Diem port on the Red River) and railway (Ha Noi-HCMC railway and the North South express railway in the future).

Fourthly, there are advantages in terms of site clearance and land fund for the construction of an airport with an area of about 1,300 hectares (similar to the size of Noi Bai International Airport with a capacity of 50 million passengers a year), mainly agricultural land.

Earlier, Decision No.768/QD-TTg, dated May 6, 2016 on adjusting Decision No.490/2008/QD-TTg on the Hanoi Capital Region Plan to 2030 with a vision towards 2050 was passed by the PM. Accordingly, there are four sites planned for the construction of the second international airport in Ha Noi or the surrounding provinces including: Ly Nhan district (Ha Nam province), 60-65km from the center of Ha Noi; Ung Hoa district (Ha Noi), about 35-40km from the city center; Thanh Mien and Binh Giang districts (Hai Duong province), about 45-50km from Ha Noi center; and Tien Lang district (Hai Phong), about 120km from the center of Ha Noi. 

The decision underlined the necessity to make full calculation in both technical criteria and socio-natural conditions./

By Kim Anh