The People’s Committee of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has proposed the Ministry of Transport to consider the approval of building Sapa Airport at a total capital of VND5,800 billion (US$252 million).
A 4C level airport will be located on 371 ha in Cam Con commune, Bao Yen district.
In the first phase, the aiport can meet a capacity of 560,000 passengers and 600 tons of goods per year by 2030. The area is guaranteed to receive aircraft of A320 / 321 or others equivalent.
In the second phase, the airfield will receive 1.5 million passengers and 2,880 tons of goods per year by 2030.
The provincial People's Committee said the funds to implement the project will be from the city budget and mobilized from the socialization of investment capital, including VND160 billion from Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM), and VND1,724 billion from Vietnam Aviation Corporation.
The project’s first phase is expected to be kicked off before 2020.