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Long Thanh Airport Likely to Be Shaped Like a Lotus

While the traffic nightmare at Tan Son Nhat International Airport continues to wreak havoc on Saigoneers’ travel plans, the design of Long Thanh International Airport is currently being finalized ahead of construction beginning in 2019.

Tran Ngoc Hung, chairman of the general division of construction, shared with VnExpress that 25 architects and construction specialists at his unit recommended that the Ministry of Transport choose design plan No. 3 as the final pick for the Dong Nai-based aerodrome. This blueprint in particular gives the future airport the shape of a blooming lotus.

Even though plans No. 5 and 9 also have lotus-inspired designs, the lotus structure of design plan No. 3 can be seen clearly from the sky and resembles the logo of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, Hung said.

Long Thanh International Airport is expected to help ease the keen overcrowding issue at Tan Son Nhat.

[Photo via Zing]


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