Nearly 14,000 personnel needed to man Long Thanh Airport: Dong Nai official

When operational in 2026, Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai will need nearly 14,000 workers of all levels, a local official has said.

Invested with about 336.63 trillion VND (13.6 billion USD), the international airport will have a total capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo each year. In the first phase, scheduled to be completed in 2026, it will be capable of serving 25 million passengers per year.

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The construction site of a terminal of Long Thanh International Airport in January 2024 (

Among the 14,000 workers required for its operation, the airport will need 5,000 personnel holding bachelor’s or higher degrees and 2,000 unskilled workers. The remainders are those having undergone primary, intermediate, or junior college levels of vocational training, Acting Chairman of the Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee Vo Tan Duc told a March 13 conference on manpower training for Long Thanh airport.

A representative of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) said that when Long Thanh is put into use, most of the over 1,000-km flights will take off or arrive at this airport, so manpower training should focus on aircraft maintenance and repair.

Training institutions also need to pay attention to training high-quality workers related to information technology, data centers, biometrics, passenger and baggage handling automation, and electricity, the ACV added.

Meanwhile, an official of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam also recommended Dong Nai and schools train personnel for state management and airport operation positions.

Nguyen Hong Linh, Secretary of the Dong Nai Party Committee, said Long Thanh Airport will attract a large number of human resources once operational, and good preparations for training will ensure a timely supply of quality manpower. Therefore, the province has zoned 1,000ha of land for training establishments.

Residents in the areas affected by the project will be prioritized for training and working at the airport, he added.

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(Source: VNA)