Three super projects to come into operation next week

December 28, 2014 | 16:21
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The Nhat Tan Bridge, Terminal 2 of the Noi Bai International Airport and the road connecting the Nhat Tan Bridge and the airport will officially come into operation since January 4, 2015, the Ministry of Transport announced recently.  
Nhat Tan Bridge

They are key national projects funded by the Japanese Government through the official development assistance (ODA) and the corresponding capital from the Vietnamese Government.

All the projects completed on schedule, said Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong.

The Nhat Tan Bridge, with total investment of VND13,626 billion, is also called the Viet Nam–Japan Friendship Bridge.

The 8-lane bridge is 3.75km long and 33.2m wide, with access roads at each end totaling 5.17km. It links Phu Thuong ward in Tay Ho district and Nam Hong street in Dong Anh district on the way to the Noi Bai International Airport.

Starting from December 31, the Terminal 2 will be reserved for international flights while the Terminal 1 will cater for domestic flights.

Terminal 2 of the Noi Bai International Airport

The four-storey Terminal 2 covering 139,000 square meters has been built at a total cost of US$900 million, aiming to ease the overloaded condition at the Terminal 1.

The new terminal will serve 10-15 million passengers a year by 2020. Afterwards the Government will consider building two more terminals to increase the capacity of the airport to 50 million passengers per year.

The 12.1 km long road to connect the Nhat Tan Bridge and the Noi Bai International Airport is expected to cut the distance between the Noi Bai International Airport and the inner city of Ha Noi from the current 30 km to only 15 km.

The US$245 million project was funded by Japan.


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