Saigoneer

BackSociety » Development » Plan for Tan Son Nhat Airport 3rd Terminal Submitted for Approval

Plan for Tan Son Nhat Airport 3rd Terminal Submitted for Approval

The total budget of the project is US$478 million.

Recently, the plan and proposal for Tan Son Nhat’s third terminal were sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for approval by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. According to Tuoi Tre, the ministry has chosen the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to be the main investor of the project after considering the corporation's financial resources.

When finished, the terminal will have three floors, covering an area of 110,000 square meters in total. The airport apron will be extended by 4,670 square meters and other infrastructures, such as electric and water stations, water and physical waste treatment facilities, multilevel parking lots and service areas will take up 13 floors and 130,000 square meters.

In their proposal, the ACV anticipates that the new terminal can go into operation 37 months after being approved. The Ministry of Planning and Investment, however, thinks that this estimation is unrealistic, and hence has demanded that ACV re-examine their plan in detail and adjust it to be more feasible.

Building a third terminal has been the city’s priority for development plans as Tan Son Nhat is currently serving more passengers than its designed capacity allows. Having another terminal will increase its current capacity by 20 million passengers per year.

[Photo via Flickr user Albert Koch]

Related Articles

in Development

JICA Suggests Urban Railway Could Help Reduce Air Pollution in Saigon, Hanoi

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is helping authorities to develop a measuring, reporting and verification system for Vietnam’s urban railway systems.

in Development

Saigon Announces Plan for 150-Hectare Multi-Purpose Park in D12

The park will be located in Thanh Xuan and Thoi An wards.

in Development

$2bn Thu Thiem Eco Smart City Set to Break Ground This Year

A week after the city unveiled Thu Thiem Empire City, a project that will include Vietnam’s tallest building, a group of Asian developers have announced that they will break ground on its neighbor, th...

in Development

'Cable Car' Tourism Developer FLC Group Wants to Build a Mega-Resort in Quang Ngai

Experts and locals have voiced concerns over the impact a proposed mega-resort on the coast in Quang Ngai Province may have on the environment and the local community.

in Development

15 Projects That Will Change Saigon Forever: Part 1

The area between Bến Thành Market and the Saigon Opera House is undeniably the epicenter of changes to the city’s urban fabric with the construction of pedestrian promenades, subway stations, a n...

in Development

15 Projects That Will Change Saigon Forever: Part 2

The area between Bến Thành Market and the Saigon Opera House is undeniably the epicenter of changes to the city’s urban fabric with the construction of pedestrian promenades, subway stations, a new ad...