According to the contest theme, the airport terminal project’s first phase will have designed capacity for 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of goods per year, covering a total area of 400,000sq.m. — Photo zing.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) has asked the Ministry of Transport to approve a competitive examination for architecture of Long Thành International Airport terminal.
The national and international candidates will be individuals, groups or companies. The examination dates are from April to June, 2016.
According to the contest theme, the airport terminal project’s first phase will have designed capacity for 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of goods per year, covering a total area of 400,000sq.m.
The terminal must meet both International Civil Aviation Organization and International Air Transport Association standards that ensure user-friendly services designed for passengers.
The terminal’s overall design must ensure enough acreage to connect runway, airplane and car parking grounds, and supporting infrastructure, including ingoing and outgoing airport roads.
An official of ACV said the competitive examination aims to select the best feasibility study meeting mandatory criteria regarding maximum usage and capacity, aesthetics, and architectural programming.
The winning feasibility study must also be relevant to construction of a terminal at an international airport set to become Việt Nam’s largest airport. The winning study must also be suitable for the airport’s long-term programming goals.
”The investor will work with the competitive examination results to set up a terminal project,” the ACV official said.
A council of examiners will be established. It will include senior officials from ACV and other relevant ministries and agencies.
The Ministry of Transport previously acknowledged the Prime Minister for allowing it to receive US$4.3 million in non-refundable aid from the Japanese Government. The money will be invested in the Long Thành airport terminal project’s feasibility study.
Official plans said that Long Thành airport terminal will have a capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of freight per year when it is fully completed by 2050. The first phase of the terminal project is expected to be completed in 2025.
Investment in the Đồng Nai southern province’s Long Thành airport terminal project is estimated to total about VNĐ336.63 trillion ($14.96 billion), with the first phase costing about VNĐ114.45 trillion ($5.09 billion). — VNS