Work proceeds apace on Tan Son Nhat airport upgrade

By Gia Minh, Quynh Tran   May 9, 2021 | 08:02 am GMT+7
Work proceeds apace on Tan Son Nhat airport upgrade
Workers build new taxiways at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 7, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
The second phase of a project to upgrade HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport is on schedule, with 35 percent of the work completed in about two months.

Work had begun early March on building three new taxiways to help aircraft exit runways faster, allowing an increase in the number of take-offs and landings.

Around 600 people have been employed to work on the second phase.

The taxiways are part of a VND2 trillion ($87.4 million) project to upgrade the largest airport in Vietnam, which has suffered overloading for years.

The first phase, upgrading the 3-kilometer runway and building connecting paths, began in July last year alongside similar work at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

The Tan Son Nhat International Airport has a designed capacity of 25 million passengers a year, but since 2017, it has been serving nearly 40 million, and the overload lead to rapid deterioration of its runways.

 
 
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