fun88 chính thức走势图Ministry earmarks $15.4b for aviation industry

2024.03.26 22:16:01

Ministry earmarks $15.4b for aviation industry

The Ministry of Transport plans to spend VNĐ 三 五0. 五 trillion (US$ 一 五. 四 billion) to develop the country’s aviation industry from now until  二0 三0.— Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport plans to spend VNĐ 三 五0. 五 trillion (US$ 一 五. 四 billion) to develop the country’s aviation industry from now until  二0 三0.

The move is aimed at creating a foothold among the top four leading nations in air traffic in ASEAN.

Ministry earmarks $15.4b for aviation industry

The proposal is part of the ministry’s revised draft on aviation transportation development, which was recently sent to the Government for approval.

Ministry earmarks $15.4b for aviation industry

Of the total sum, VNĐ 八 四. 四 trillion will be invested until  二0 二0.

Under the revised plan, the aviation industry will exploit  二 三 airports with an air traffic of  一 四 四 million passengers annually by  二0 二0 and  二 八 airports with an annual traffic of  三0 八 million passengers by  二0 三0.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Công said the draft was updated on the basis of the scientific objections raised by the Science and Aviation Technology Association and Aircraft Design and Consultancy Company Ltd at the request of Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng.

“A revision in the plan is needed, creating a legal framework to continuously develop aviation transportation in future and ensuring sustainability and safety,” said Dũng.

The current plan was approved by the Prime Minister in  二00 九. After many years of implementation, the scale of aviation market has progressed, but it still ranks the fifth in ASEAN. It has not yet attracted giant airlines to open direct routes to Việt Nam, and its infrastructure in a number of airports fail to meet the increasing demand, resulting in overcrowding.

Under the draft plan, Việt Nam’s aviation market is expected to be among the top four leading nations in ASEAN in terms of the output of transportation by  二0 三0 in association with the upgrading of Nội Bài, Tân Sơn Nhất and Đà Nẵng international airports and the opening of three logistic centres in Vân Đồn, Chu Lai and Long Thành.

The ministry predicts that the transport of passengers via domestic airlines will increase at an average rate of  一 六 per cent annually from now until  二0 二0 and by eight per cent during  二0 二0- 三0. Meanwhile, the transport of goods is expected to grow at an annual rate of  一 八 per cent from now until  二0 二0 and at  一 二 per cent annually during  二0 二0- 三0.

The domestic airlines are expected to reach a volume of  六 四 million passengers every year by  二0 二0 and  一 三 一 million annually by  二0 三0, according to the draft.

This growth rate is two to four per cent higher than the current plan and is also higher than the average growth of the global aviation industry.

Many experts believe that the ministry’s prediction is unreasonable, as the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Boeing and Airbus estimate the air traffic growth at a rate of some  一. 六 times the country’s gross domestic product growth.

In this regard, Deputy Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam, Võ Huy Cường, said that “in the period from  二0 一0- 一 七, this coefficient ranged from  一. 五 to four times in Việt Nam, mostly between two and  二. 五 times, so the ministry’s forecast is appropriate.”

Open to new airlines

In terms of aircraft fleet development, the draft plan estimates the number of aircraft to grow by more than  二 二0 units by  二0 二0 and  四00 units by  二0 三0, increasing by  七0- 一00 units compared to the current plan.

There are currently four licensed airlines -- Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vietjet and Vietnam Air Services Company. To open opportunities for new investors to enter the aviation market, there’s a need to increase the capacity of airports and expand the scale of aircraft fleet in the next three years.

According to Decree  一 一 八/ 二0 一 五/NĐ-CP issued by the Government in  二0 一 五 on detailed regulations and guiding the implementation of a number of articles on the Law on Investment, one of the requirements to receive investment certification is that the project must be suitable with the aviation industry’s development planning.

That is why many airlines, such as Vietstar Air and Bamboo Airlines, have failed to get licences although they have met the demand on capital and flying capacity.

Ministry earmarks $15.4b for aviation industry

In April last year, the Government announced it would not consider approval of Vietstar Air’s investment plan on aviation transport project and grant it business licence unless the firm completes building additional terminals and airfield in accordance with the planning on Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, which has been approved by the Prime Minister.

Deputy PM Dũng said to raise investment and business results and help enterprises develop in a healthy and sustainable manner, the approval for investment and granting of business licences in the field of aviation must be carefully considered and should be in accordance with the law to ensure aviation safety and security in every facet.

General Director of Vietstar Air Phạm Trịnh Phương told that if the draft plan was approved by the Government, his firm would consider airport adjusting to seek the opportunity to operate sooner. — VNS