|A corner of Phú Bài International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — The Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) will source about VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$74.1 million) from its development capital to build the T2 passenger terminal at Phú Bài International Airport in the central coastal province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.
The corporation and the provincial People’s Committee agreed on a plan to implement the project as part of the national transport development scheme.
The terminal will be built to serve five million passengers per year, including one million foreign visitors.
The project is set to be completed by December 2020, after 18 months of construction.
To ensure the progress of the project, the ACV asked Thừa Thiên-Huế Province to help clear land. The deadline to hand over land to start the construction of the terminal and supporting facilities is the second quarter of 2019.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngọc Thọ said the province will focus on clearing land in Phú Bài, Thủy Tân and Thủy Phù communes in Hương Thủy Town to expand the airport.
Phú Bài Airport strives to welcome 3-3.5 million passengers by 2020 and some 6.5-7 million passengers by 2025.
The airport is now able to serve 1.5 million passengers per year and is often overloaded.
In 2017, the airport received 1.75 million passengers. The annual average passenger growth rate is 15 per cent. — VNS