Ca Mau proposes upgrade of local airport

The People’s Committee of the southernmost province of Ca Mau has submitted a document to relevant agencies proposing an upgrade of Ca Mau airport during 2021-2025.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, the airport, which is located at the centre of the Ca Mau peninsula, plays a crucial role in promoting socio-economic and tourism development and ensuring security-defence not only in the province but also the Mekong Delta region and the country as well.

The province noted that the regional transport infrastructure facilities connected with Ca Mau have been upgraded, but they have not met the locality’s needs in socio-economic development and tapping local advantages and potential.

In 2019 alone, Ca Mau welcomed nearly 2 million tourists, but there was only one return flight each day using ATR 72-500 aircraft connecting the province and Ho Chi Minh City.

Ca Mau Airport is currently capable of receiving small aircraft such as: ATR-72, AN-2, MIA-17, KINGAIR B200 and other aircraft with equivalent payload.

Under Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s Decision 236/QD-TTg approving adjustments to air transportation development planning to 2020, with a vision to 2030, Ca Mau Airport was designated to be a 3C airport by 2020, capable of receiving 300,000 passengers a year, and a 2-level military facility. By 2030, it will become a 4-C airport with a capacity of 1 million passengers.

Source: Vietnam News Agency