29/10/2021 - 15:04

Work on Tan Son Nhat airport’s terminal T3 to begin in December 

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Photo: VNA)
Construction of passenger terminal T3 of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will start in December, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

Le Quyet Tien, Deputy Director of the Transport Ministry’s Transport Engineering Construction and Quality Management Bureau,  said on October 28 that the ACV has completed a feasibility study report and plans to approve the project in early November 2021.

The construction is expected to complete in 24 months so as to help raise the capacity of Tan Son Nhat – the largest airport in the country, address traffic congestion in its vicinity, and fuel economic and tourism development in HCM City and other southern localities.

The project is invested with a total of about 10.99 trillion VND (478 million USD) by the ACV.

Once operational, Terminal T3 will be able to serve up to 20 million passengers annually, according to the Prime Minister’s Decision 657/QD-TTg, dated May 19, 2020, that gave the green light to the project.

The new facility will handle domestic flights, thus helping to ease pressure on Terminal T1 that is currently overloaded and to improve service quality./.