On December 15, 2023, the People’s Committee of Quang Tri province held the Launching Ceremony of the Quang Tri Airport project, marking the official implementation of the project to complete the next piece of the puzzle in the province’s transportation network.
Delegates pressed the button to start the Quang Tri Airport project
The Quang Tri Airport (CHK) construction investment project was approved by the Prime Minister with a construction investment policy according to the public-private partnership (PPP) method in Decision No. 2148/QD-TTg dated December 20, 2021 with the goal of meeting the increasing demand for air transport, contributing to promoting political, economic and social development; at the same time, ensuring high mobility in defense, as well as in rescue work; ensure national defense – security of the Central region in general and of Quang Tri province in particular; in accordance with transportation development planning and orientation.
Perspective of Quang Tri airport
This is a key location in the Central region, connecting North-South traffic to National Highway 1 – Ho Chi Minh Road and North-South traffic to the East – West Economic Corridor axis through Highway 9 and Lao Bao international border gate, which is an important gateway to attract passengers to the Mekong sub-region into Central Vietnam.
The project has a scale of over 265 hectares with a total investment in 2 phases of 5,833.9 billion VND; invested and built to meet the CHK standard of level 4C (according to the standard code of the International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO), capable of developing and operating Code E aircraft, allowing the operation of irregular international flights according to the planning in Decision No. 648/QD-TTg dated June 7, 2023 of the Prime Minister (when needed) and level II military airport, meeting the needs of operating up to 5 million passengers/year and 25,500 tons of goods/year.