↑"Mekong Tourism Resettlement Project", Lao National Tourism Authority, page 4: The existing airport runway is only 1,200m, which is 300m short of the 1,500m runway standard. In addition, the runway is in poor condition, full of patches, encroached with vegetation and lacks a drainage system. Thus, it is considered unsafe especially during the rainy season. At present, the airport is unable to receive ATR72 (70 seats) and only receives Chinese built YN7 (50 seat) and YN12 (12 seats). This subproject aims to improve and extend the runway, construct a drainage system, passenger terminal and small control tower, and provide emergency and fire service equipment and air navigation services.
↑"Renovation of Luang Namtha airport delayed", Lao News Agency, November 11, 2007. The project will upgrade the runway, 1,600-metre long and 30 metres wide, build a one storey passenger terminal on 700 square metres, and a control tower, and install other safety facilities at the airport.