Once completed in the fourth quarter of 2015, the tower is expected to provide round-the-clock air control services for all arriving and departing flights.
Built at an investment of nearly 80 billion USD (3.76 million USD), the project comprises a 42.9m tower, a two-storey building and auxiliary facilities.
Cat Bi international airport serves 20 flights a day with the number of passengers rising by 38.16 percent annually over the past 5 years.
According to the airport’s development plan, by 2025 it will be capable of handling 7-8 million passengers and 100,000-250,000 tonnes of goods a year.
Hoang Thanh, Chairman of the Members’ Council of the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation, said that the project is part of a plan aiming to modernise the corporation’s facilities.