Vehicles arriving on the home terminal of Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, January 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The federal government has accredited a plan for Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to get 27.85 hectares of army land to increase the Tan Son Nhat Worldwide Airport.
In accordance with a decision signed Thursday by Deputy Protection Minister Le Van Thanh, the ministry will hand over 16.05 hectares of land in Tan Binh District to facilitate development of the third terminal (T3) on the Tan Son Nhat Worldwide Airport, and 11.8 hectares to construct a highway connecting with the terminal.
The realm to construct the highway can be handed over solely after Ho Chi Minh Metropolis transfers the fund for website clearance and compensating army items affected by the plan to improve the airport.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had instructed the Nationwide Protection Ministry to expedite handover of the wanted land in order that the Airports Company of Vietnam (ACV) may begin work on the third terminal within the third quarter.
He ordered that development be “accomplished by September 2024 on the earliest.”
The terminal can have an annual capability of 20 million passengers, thereby easing the overload on current terminals.
The work is anticipated to value VND10.99 trillion ($470 million) and can be absolutely funded by the ACV, a joint-stock firm owned 95.4 % by the federal government.
The ACV has determined that the brand new terminal can be constructed within the form of an ao dai, the standard tunic worn by Vietnamese girls.
Tan Son Nhat is at present the most important and busiest airport in Vietnam, with terminals 1 and a couple of used for home and worldwide flights, respectively.
At its busiest, the airport handles 840-850 flights and 130,000 passengers a day.
The airport has been overloaded for years, and the result’s seen cracks and deformation in addition to subsidence of the asphalt on its runways and taxiways.
It has been serving 36 million passengers a yr since 2017 in opposition to its designed capability of 25 million a yr by 2020.