Perspective of Long Thanh International Airport project (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
construction of a passenger terminal and a runway of the Long Thanh
International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai will begin in the
first quarter of 2022 once ground clearance is completed, according to the
Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).
The ACV expects to start the work on ground levelling and construction of the
passenger terminal and runway in September and the first quarter of next year.
The Ministry of
Transport has urged investors of the four component projects to complete the
construction by the first quarter of 2025 and put the first phase of the
project into operation in the fourth quarter of the year.
The ACV has to date
completed bomb and mine clearance for more than one quarter of the total area
of the first phase and constructed more than 1,750m of boundary walls. It is
expected to complete the construction of all 8,668m of walls surrounding the
area in September and bomb and mine clearance in December.
The rate of ground
clearance so far has reached 50.7 percent.
The Dong Nai
authorities are asked to accelerate ground clearance and handle recommendations
of the State Audit Office of Vietnam on the field so as to meet the assign
disbursement schedule in 2021.
The project is being
carried out primarily with investment of the ACV of at least 36 trillion VND (1.56
billion USD), and the remainder of about 63 trillion VND will come from loans.
The Transport Ministry
has requested additional mid-term capital in 2021-25 for the implementation of
According to the ACV,
Long Thanh International Airport will be built in three phases over three
decades. In the first phase, one runway with a length of 4,000m, taxiways, an
apron, and a passenger terminal with other auxiliary works sprawling
373,000sq.m will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes
of cargo each year.
The airport, which was
expected to cost 336.63 trillion VND, is designed to have four runways, four
passenger terminals, and other auxiliary facilities to ensure a capacity of 100
million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo a year by 2040.
Located 40km to the
east of Ho Chi Minh City, Long Thanh airport is expected to relieve overloading
at Tan Son Nhat international airport in the southern metropolis, now the
country’s largest airport./.