17:18 | 14/05/2016 Society
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 12 attended an inauguration ceremony of Cat Bi International Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong, where he emphasized the need to use the facility efficiently.
The PM highlighted the importance of the project not only for Hai Phong city but also other localities in the North and in the Red River Delta in helping local people travel by air internationally and domestically.
He appraised the contribution of the city’s authorities, investors and project managers as well as local people to realizing the project.
He suggested the city and relevant localities develop services, tourism and investment, especially infrastructure connecting with the airport.
With a total investment of VND3,660 billion in upgrades, the Cat Bi International Airport is now capable of welcoming two million passengers per year and 36 flights per day.
In 2015, the airport received 1.3 million passengers, up 35.6%.