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By Viet Tuan  &nbspSeptember 24, 2022 | 05:47 pm PT

A navy plane at Bien Hoa airport in Dong Nai Province. Photograph by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has ordered companies to review the potential of utilizing two navy airports within the central and southern areas and one in Hanoi for civilian functions.

In a directive launched by the Authorities Workplace Saturday, the Deputy PM stated Thanh Son Airport in Ninh Thuan Province, Bien Hoa Airport in Dong Nai Province and Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi “must be thought of” for each navy and civilian functions.

He urged the Ministry of Transport to work with the Ministry of Nationwide Protection and native officers to review the potential of utilizing these airports for business functions and including them into the 2021-2030 nationwide aviation improvement plan.

Thanh Son and Bien Hoa, constructed earlier than 1975, are utilized by the navy, whereas Dong Nai and Ninh Thuan provinces don’t have a civilian airport.

The primary part of the Lengthy Thanh Worldwide Airport beneath development in Dong Nai is ready to be accomplished in 2025.

Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi was constructed by the French in 1935 and inaugurated a 12 months later. Initially, it served each civil and navy functions. In October 1954, Vietnam took over the airport. Immediately, it’s a navy facility.

Vietnam has 22 civilian airports, and late final 12 months the ministry launched plans for rising the quantity to twenty-eight by 2030 and 31 by 2050, together with 14 worldwide airports.

A number of provinces have not too long ago sought approval to construct airports to spice up financial progress, together with the northern provinces of Son La, Tuyen Quang and Ninh Binh, the central province of Ha Tinh and the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.