Work to start on third Tan Son Nhat terminal this month

By Anh Duy   August 15, 2023 | 01:26 am PT
Work to start on third Tan Son Nhat terminal this month
An artist's impression of the third terminal of Tan Son Nhat airport. Photo by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam
The third passenger terminal of Tan Son Nhat airport will begin construction this month, as per an agreement issued on Monday by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam.

According to the agreement, the VND9 trillion (US$378 million) terminal will be built within 20 months.

Covering a floor area of 112,500 sq.m, the new terminal will have a basement and four floors to host 90 check-in counters, 40 kiosks for self-check-in, automatic baggage counters, and 27 gates.

The contractor is a joint venture comprising Hanoi Construction Corporation, Construction Corporation No.1, 319 Corporation under the Ministry of National Defense, Truong Son Construction under the Vietnam People's Army, Ricons Construction Investment, and Luu Nguyen Construction.

Once completed, the terminal will serve passengers on domestic flights with a capacity of 20 million passengers per year.

The chosen design has curved roofs, as well as green architecture that ensures guests can conveniently access malls and other facilities.

The project to construct the terminal was approved for investment two years ago. Construction was supposed to begin in 2021 but was delayed due to land clearance issues.

The project to build the third terminal was launched last December at a total cost of VND16 trillion, which is derived from the budget of the ACV, the operator of all 22 commercial airports in Vietnam.

Other work of the project includes building a parking lot, an accompanying road and a viaduct.

Once completed, the project will enable Tan Son Nhat, the largest airport in Vietnam, to receive 50 million visitors a year and will relieve congestion around the airport and adjoining areas.

Tan Son Nhat currently has one domestic and one international terminal.

It was originally designed to serve 25 million visitors a year by 2020, but since 2017, the number of visitors had already reached 40 million, overloading the airport.

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