No more delays for Tan Son Nhat International Airport's upgrade

July 16, 2022 | 22:23
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The prime minister has asked relevant ministries and agencies to fast-track the passenger terminal T3 project and connecting roads.
No more delays for Tan Son Nhat International Airport's upgrade
Tan Son Nhat International Airport

The Government Office on July 13 issued Document No.204/TB-VPCP on the conclusion of the prime minister about speeding up the implementation of projects at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

To increase the operational capacity of the airport and thus meet the growing aviation transport demand, in 2020, the government approved projects to upgrade runways and invest in the construction of terminal T3.

To date, the upgrading of runways has been completed. Meanwhile, site clearance for terminal T3 and connecting transport projects remains problematic, failing to ensure being on schedule.

The prime minister asked relevant ministries and agencies to deal with these problems and report back to him soon. In July, 16.05 hectares of land should be handed over for passenger terminal T3, coupled with about 11.89ha for the Tran Quoc Hoan-Cong Hoa connecting road.

The state-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee are asked to kick off the construction of terminal T3 in the third quarter of 2022, and complete and put it into operation by September 2024.

Terminal 3 will have an annual designed capacity of 20 million passengers, which is expected to help ease the overload at terminal 1. Total investment for the project is estimated at VND10.99 trillion ($470 million), which is fully invested by the ACV.

In regard to investment capital, the government leader assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to work with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of National Defence to study and propose the investment capital and report to him within July.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam, with Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 being reserved for domestic and international flights, respectively.

During peak times, Tan Son Nhat International Airport serves 840-850 flights with 130,000 passengers per day.

By Bich Thuy

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