TSN Airport expansion project slated for 2022 completion

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

A project to expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City, comprising the construction of the T3 terminal and the upgrade of aprons, taxiways and roads surrounding the airport, is slated for completion in the next four years.

The total investment capital is estimated at VND25 trillion, or some $1.1 billion, excluding site clearance costs, deputy minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho stated at a meeting to announce the airport expansion plan, held on October 1 in HCM City.

The project, which was approved by the transport ministry for the period lasting from now until 2020, with a vision toward 2030, will cover 791 hectares of land, excluding military zones. Of this land, the current airport accounts for 545 hectares.

Aiming to serve up to 50 million passengers per year, the additional T3 terminal will be built with an annual capacity of 20 million passengers, while the existing T1 and T2 terminals will be renovated and expanded to accommodate 30 million passengers per year.

In addition, three more taxiways will be constructed to connect runways with the terminals, as well as five rapid-exit taxiways and 56 extra apron positions, raising the total apron positions to 106 units.

Addressing the announcement ceremony, the deputy minister said the ministry’s departments and relevant agencies will map out detailed plans for the work items. Major work items are set to be completed in 2022, Tho said.

Tho also provided further information on the Long Thanh International Airport project, saying that the ministry will receive the project’s pre-feasibility report this month, before presenting the project plan for phase one to the National Assembly in October next year. The first phase is projected to reach completion in 2025.



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