The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is focusing on accelerating investment in key projects at Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong) with a total investment capital of about VND4 trillion (US$170.1 million).
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These projects include passenger terminal T2, a parking lot in front of the new terminal and a cargo terminal, as well as a number of projects to renovate and expand existing aircraft parking areas.
For the T2 construction project, ACV has completed the selection of consultancy contractors for the feasibility study (FS). The winning contractors are preparing architectural plans for the passenger terminal, the FS and basic designs.
The terminal will have a capacity of five million passengers per year and be able to expand to 10 million passengers per year. The auxiliary works for the terminal include the synchronous infrastructure system and traffic system to connect with terminal T1. Total investment is around VND1.6 trillion (excluding land clearance costs) and construction is scheduled to complete by the fourth quarter of 2020.
ACV is completing the procedures for the approval of expansion projects as regulated. The project of building a cargo terminal and parking lot in front of T2 is in the process of selecting consultant contractors to carry out a feasibility study.
According to a representative of ACV, the number of passengers, journeys and cargo through Cat Bi International Airport has exceeded the capacity of its design. Besides, traffic connections between Hai Phong and neighbouring localities will increase demands in travelling by air in the coming time. Therefore, upgrades and expansions of the airport’s infrastructure are urgently needed.
The project to build a parking area in front of the cargo terminal has a total investment of about VND850 billion. The commodity station has a capacity of 100,000 tonnes of cargo per year and it is planned to expand to 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year. The auxiliary works for the terminal and the infrastructure system have a total investment of about VND390 billion.
Hai Phong confirmed the city will focus on leadership, direction and co-ordinating with ACV to ensure progress.
At the same time, the port city asked ACV to propose more areas that can be cleared to meet the development needs of Cat Bi International Airport in the future. The city also requested ACV focus resources, select good investors and strive to complete the project in 2020.