An inauguration ceremony was held on September 9 in central Phu Yen province to put the civil aviation zone at Tuy Hoa Airport into operation.
The VND400 billion project includes building a runway, a passenger terminal, parking and as well as upgrades to roads and other facilities.
The terminal has a total area of 4,000sq.m and can handle around 550,000 passengers per year.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the contributions made by investors and executing agencies, and asked Phu Yen and the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to exploit the project effectively with the aim of enhancing the provincial development.
Phuc emphasised the importance of building and upgrading infrastructure in the region,particulary transport projects. The upgraded airport will provide flight connections to and from major economic centres. The projects aim is to establish Phu Yen as an important gateway to the east of the central highland provinces as well as a major tourism and service centre for the country.
The passenger terminal is part of projects under the ACV’s strategy to modernise airports.
The 18 month project has significantly contributed to implementing the socio-economic development strategy in the province and the south-central coastal region.