QUANG NINH, 25 July 2017: Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has recently identified options to finalise security contracts at Van Don International Airport when it opens next March.
Vietnam Net Bridges reported CAAV will instruct relevant agencies to prepare equipment and will be active in training security officials to ensure top security services are available when the airport opens.
Meanwhile, the investor of the airport – Sung Group – will be responsible for buying and installing X-ray scanners, explosive detectors, magnetic gates, surveillance cameras and preparing infrastructure to ensure security as stipulated by the law.
A contract will be signed between CAAV and Van Don International Airport, which clarifies the rights and responsibility of all parties involved, the required cooperation between them and their financial responsibilities.
At present, all the 21 operational airports in the country are under the control of CAAV including security services.
However, the contract on Van Don Airport project, between Sun Group and the Quang Ninh provincial authorities, stipulates that ‘Sun Group will provide aviation security services’.
Sun Group will have to discuss the sharing of responsibility, rights and revenue, works which must be completed in time for the opening of Van Don Airport.
Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Vietnam is scheduled to open by late March 2018.
The property developer, Sun Group, has invested USD330 million to build the airport, located on Van Don Island about 50 km from Halong Bay.
It is designed to serve 2 million passengers a year by 2020 and will be expanded to serve 5 million passengers annually by 2030 if travel demand increases.
The airport is a key project in the Van Don Economic Zone, which should help to attract investment and tourism both to the island and Halong Bay.
The airport project received the go-ahead from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in July 2014.
The Van Don Economic Zone covers islands in Bai Tu Long Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay.
Halong Bay is the most popular sightseeing destination in North Vietnam and was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994. It is also the World’s New 7 Wonders of Nature designated in April 2012 by New Open World Corporation, an associate of the New 7 Wonders Foundation.