$62M terminal for central Vietnam airport considered

By Bui Toan   September 11, 2023 | 01:38 am PT
$62M terminal for central Vietnam airport considered
Tuy Hoa Airport in Phu Yen Province in central Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Bui Thi
Central Phu Yen Province has proposed to build a second terminal for the Tuy Hoa Airport, with a capacity of 3 million visitors a year and costing VND1.5 trillion ($62.35 million).

According to a document sent by the Phu Yen People's Committee to the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises, the new terminal could be expanded to accommodate 5 million visitors.

The project is expected to be completed by 2025, and the funds will come from the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

The Tuy Hoa Airport's terminal currently spans over 638 m2 and has a capacity of around 550,000 visitors a year. One of the runways is currently damaged, while the aircraft parking space spans 5,000 m2 and only offers three lots for parking.

Ta Anh Tuan, chairman of the Phu Yen People's Committee, said local tourism services were recovering and developing post-pandemic, resulting in an influx of visitors to the province, necessitating the construction of a new terminal.

In 2022, the number of visitors at the Tuy Hoa Airport already reached over 620,000, a 20% increase from originally planned, and 20% more than the existing terminal can handle.

By 2025, it is expected that over 1 million visitors will come to the airport every year.

Phu Yen authorities said the province was prioritizing tourism as an economic spearhead and attracting investments to develop important industries, like petrochemicals and energy production, at the Hoa Tam industrial park and Bai Goc Port.

This will also serve as a foundation for Phu Yen to become an entrance to the East Sea for south-central Vietnam and the Central Highlands, combining with the Van Phong Gulf in Khanh Hoa Province to create an economic area with great regional influence.

The Tuy Hoa Airport's capacity is expected to increase to around 3 million visitors a year per the national agenda for airport development until 2030 and beyond.

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