$196M project set to expand Hanoi airport's international terminal

By Doan Loan   May 20, 2024 | 01:48 am PT
$196M project set to expand Hanoi airport's international terminal
Passengers wait to check in for flights at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, June 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
The T2 international terminal of Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport will be expanded with VND5 trillion ($196.4 million), equipping it with more booths and scanners and increasing its capacity to 10-15 million visitors a year.

The expansion of the terminal was launched by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) on Sunday. The project will be done over an area spanning 412,000 square meters, with the wings of the terminal and its central area being expanded.

The area for airport procedures would be expanded to accommodate 120 booths instead of the usual 24 booths; two baggage conveyor belts would be increased to eight; and 15 passenger boarding bridges would be increased to 19.

More scanners will also be added.

The T2 terminal will see 61,100 square meters being added to it, increasing its total floor area to 200,100 square meters.

The project would cost around VND4.996 trillion, with the main contractor package costing VND4.6 trillion, coming from the ACV. Construction will last 22 months and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

A consortium of the Vinaconex, Hanoi Construction and Xuan Mai Investment and Construction companies had been chosen for the project. A representative of the consortium said the project was a difficult one that requires good operational and construction capabilities.

Noi Bai, Vietnam’s second-largest airport and its largest good transportation hub, received 30 million visitors last year.

The T2 terminal has a capacity of 10 million passengers, and has been overloaded starting 2019.

At the opening ceremony for the project’s construction, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said the terminal's expansion cannot be delayed.

The completion of the project will improve service quality and the competitiveness of the Noi Bai Airport, contributing to the country’s socioeconomic development, Chinh added.

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