Saigon airport expansion

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The asked for the publication of the Saigon airport expansion project

HCMC – The Ministry of Transport will coordinate with the HCMC government to publicize a plan to expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport next month, as announced during a meeting on key projects of the ministry on August 24.

Reporting on the progress of the airport expansion project, Nguyen Duy Lam, director of the Planning and Investment Department under the Ministry of Transport, said Airport Design and Construction Consultancy Co., Ltd, along with the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, are preparing the plan. The Planning and Investment Department will next week propose the Ministry of Transport report to the Government the solutions, investment and roadmap needed to execute the airport expansion project.

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The asked for the publication of the Saigon airport expansion project early next month so that T3 terminal can be quickly built. In addition, the project to develop functional areas at the north wing of the airport should be unveiled to attract investors interested in the project. At the end of March, the Government approved the Tan Son Nhat International Airport expansion project, worth some VND18 trillion (US$775.4 million). 

Accordingly, T3 terminal, with an annual capacity of 20 million passengers, will be built at the south end of the airport, where the current domestic and international terminals of the airport are located. After being expanded, the airport is expected to serve a maximum of 60 million passengers per year.

The southward expansion of Tan Son Nhat International Airport will help reduce the area of land for the project, as well as the terminal construction time and costs. If a new terminal is built in the north wing, its cost would be twice as much as the terminal in the south.

The airport’s north wing, where there now exists a golf course and military area, will be used to develop supporting facilities, including aircraft maintenance.

The Government has required quickly seeking investment capital and completing investment procedures, so that the new terminal could be up and running soon, to ensure the easing of the overload at the airport.

Source: The Saigon Times
Ho Chi Minh City

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Tan Son Nhat Airport expansion

HO CHI MINH CITY AIRPORT EXPANSION - TAN SON NHAT

TAN SON NHAT AIRPORT EXPANSION – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport towards the south wing as proposed by ADPi Engineering, a French airport architecture and engineering company, local news reports said. ADPi proposed building a new terminal covering 200,000 square meters in the south where the current domestic and international terminals of the airport are located. The newly proposed terminal would be able to serve around 20 million passengers a year. The cost of the new terminal is estimated at VND18 trillion (US$800 million). Meanwhile, land in the airport’s north wing where there now exists a golf course and 16 hectares of land managed by the Ministry of National Defense will be used to develop supporting facilities such as cargo terminal, aircraft repair and maintenance, logistics and food processing from 2025.  

This option will spare tough land clearance work, and prevent inconvenience from the separation of the current terminals in the south wing and a new terminal in the north wing. If a new terminal is built in the north wing, its cost would be twice as much as the one in the south. PM Phuc said the decision had been made in a transparent manner and has got the nod from the HCMC government. The solution can ensure the efficient use of investment capital and land as well as security and safety for the airport. He assigned the Ministry of Transport to help ADPi coordinate with local consulting firms to complete the solution for effective land use in both the north and the south of the airport. Phuc said investment capital should be urgently sought and investment procedures promptly completed so that the new terminal could be up and running soon to ease overload at the airport which now handles 44% more passengers than the capacity forecast for 2020. When in place, the new terminal would raise the annual capacity of the airport to nearly 60 million passengers.

Last year the airport served 36 million passengers. In a proposal for expanding Tan Son Nhat which was sent to the Ministry of Transport on February 27, ADPi said the airport should be expanded southward while an aircraft repair and maintenance center should be developed in the north. Meanwhile, a consulting team established by the HCMC government suggested expanding the airport to the north to better connect with the traffic system outside the airport. Source: THE SAIGON TIMES

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