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HCM CITY — A plan to build a flyover connecting Tân Sơn Nhất airport with Nguyễn Văn Trỗi and Hoàng Văn Thụ streets has been submitted to the HCM City Department of Transport by an infrastructure joint venture.
319th Corporation, Eastern Mekong Construction-Production-Trade-Service Ltd, and Đông Á Infrastructure Joint Stock Company have suggested building it in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode at a cost of VNĐ3.5 trillion (US$157 million).
The flyover will be over 5km long and 7.5 – 12.5m wide. The main portion of the flyover will run from Trường Sơn Street to the international and domestic terminals and the planned new international terminal, T3.
After that, it will run over Thăng Long and Phan Thúc Duyện streets and Hoàng Văn Thụ Park before landing at the intersection of Hoàng Văn Thụ and Nguyễn Văn Trỗi.
The flyover will link up with another proposed flyover over Cộng Hoà, Hoàng Văn Thụ, Phan Đăng Lưu and Phan Xích Long to Phú An bridge in Bình Thạnh District, plans for which have been submitted by builder CII. T will cost an estimated cost VNĐ10 trillion ($450 million).
Tân Sơn Nhất Airport is expected to handle over 30 million passengers in 2016 while its designed capacity is only 25 million passengers.
It faces a shortage of runways, aprons and terminals, causing many flights to wait to land and take off, causing massive losses and threatening safety. — VNS