Vietnam is planning to have over 30 airports by 2030, in a bid to boost tourism and trade. The country currently has 22 airports, but the government believes that the country needs more airports to support its growing aviation industry.
The government has set a target of having 14 international airports and 16 domestic airports by 2030.
The investment for this plan is estimated at about 420 trillion VND (18 billion USD), which will be mobilized from the State budget, non-budget capital and other legal capital sources.
Long Thanh International Airport
The government has already started to implement this plan. In 2021, the government approved the construction of the Long Thanh International Airport, which is expected to be completed in 2025.
The Long Thanh International Airport will be the largest airport in Vietnam and will have the capacity to handle up to 100 million passengers per year.
The government is also planning to upgrade and expand a number of existing airports, including Noi Bai International Airport, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and Cam Ranh International Airport.
The national plan to expand to a capacity of over 30 airports by 2030 is also a sign of the country’s commitment to developing its aviation industry.
The government believes that the aviation industry will play a key role in Vietnam’s overall economic development.
Vietnam economic development
Here are some of the benefits of developing more airports in Vietnam:
Increased tourism: More airports will make it easier for tourists to travel to Vietnam. This will boost the tourism industry, which is a major source of revenue for the country.
Improved trade: More airports will make it easier for businesses to trade with other countries. This will boost the economy and create jobs.
Increased investment: More airports will make Vietnam a more attractive destination for investment. This will bring in new businesses and create jobs.
The government’s plans to have over 30 airports by 2030 are ambitious, but they are achievable. With the right investment and planning, Vietnam can become a major aviation hub in Southeast Asia.
Benefits for tourism
Vietnam is a popular tourist destination, and the government believes that more airports will make it easier for tourists to travel to the country. This will boost the tourism industry, which is a major source of revenue for Vietnam.
In 2021, Vietnam welcomed over 18 million international tourists, a record number. The government is hoping to attract even more tourists in the coming years, and more airports will be essential to achieving this goal.
Benefits for trade
More airports will also make it easier for businesses to trade with other countries. This will boost the economy and create jobs.
Vietnam is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the country is working to become a more integrated part of the global economy. More airports will help Vietnam to achieve this goal.
Benefits for investment
More airports will also make Vietnam a more attractive destination for investment. This will bring in new businesses and create jobs.
Vietnam is a rapidly growing economy, and the country is attracting increasing investment from foreign companies. More airports will help to attract even more investment in the coming years.
The government faces a number of challenges in its plans to have over 30 airports by 2030. One challenge is the lack of funding. It will firstly will need to mobilize a significant amount of money to build and upgrade the airports.
Another challenge is the lack of skilled workers. With the development plan comes the need to train more workers to operate and maintain the new airports.
Despite these challenges, Vietnam is confident that it can achieve its goal of having over 30 airports by 2030.
The Vietnamese government is committed to developing the aviation industry, and the country has a number of factors in its favor, including a young population, a growing economy, and a strategic location.
With the right investment and planning, Vietnam has the potential to become a major aviation hub in Southeast Asia.