Nearly six hectares of “clean” land have been designated for the expansion of Danang International Airport.
The Vietnam News Services (VNS) reports that the land had to be treated to remove dioxins from the soil, left over from the chemicals used in the Vietnam War.
Major General Bui Anh Chung, deputy head commander of Air Defences, said that in the first phase of the clean-up project, 150,000m³ of sludge and contaminated soil had been excavated, and 45,000m³ had been subject to thermal cleansing treatment.
“Another 45,000m³ of contaminated soil and sediment will be treated by July. The project helped clear 19 hectares… of which six hectares is now ready for the expansion of aircraft parking lots and runaway at Danang Airport,” he told VNS.
Danang Airport is being expanded ahead of the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, which is due to be held in Danang in October.