|A 3D visualisation of T3 Terminal, Tân Sơn Nhất Airport. — Photo ACV|
HÀ NỘI — According to a Government decree, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is given 14.75 hectares to deploy the T3 Terminal in Tân Sơn Nhất Airport. However, ACV currently has just 8.44 hectares in its jurisdiction.
This information was disclosed in the Ministry of Transport's report submitted to the Prime Minister on important transportation infrastructures and projects.
The T3 Terminal of Tân Sơn Nhất Airport, headed by the ACV, can service 20 million passengers annually, mainly domestic guests. The total funding for this project is VNĐ10.999 trillion from the ACV.
The project has been underway since 2021 and is due to be completed in Q3 of 2023.
HCM City's People's Committee and related authorities have issued a decree to reclaim land for defence purposes to implement the T3 terminal project and approved the plan of compensation and support when the Government reclaims the land of the 370th Airborne Division and the 918th Airborne Brigade.
At the meeting with the People's Committee of HCM City and related authorities on December 23, 2022, the Air Defense Corps of the Vietnamese Air Force agreed to hand over four areas with a total 8.44 hectares in about one and a half months. However, it still allows the ACV to organise construction in congested areas with a total area of 6.32ha.
The 1.29 hectares area, which includes three hangars of Ngôi Sao Việt Company, will be handed over in phase 2 after the Ministry of Defence agrees on the site clearance plan.
According to the Ministry of Transport, ACV selected a contractor to construct the foundation of the T3 terminal on August 26, 2022, broke ground and deployed 222 of 3,265 test piles. On December 24, 2022, ACV officially kicked off the T3 terminal project.
The Construction Investment Management Department of the Ministry of Transport has completed the appraisal of the design documents and estimates of the T3 terminal project and is waiting for the results of the fire prevention plan to issue the final appraisal results.
The Ministry of Transport said that ground clearance has a great influence on the progress of the T3 terminal project. Therefore, the site (14.75 hectares) should be immediately handed over to ACV to implement the project by the Government's direction in Resolution No. 93/NQ-CP.
However, so far, the Air Defense Corps has only handed over 8.44ha and allowed ACV to deploy over 6.32 hectares.
For the remaining area of the T3 terminal project, the Ministry of Transport asked the People's Committee of HCM City to direct the Tân Bình District People's Committee to coordinate with relevant agencies of the Ministry of Defence to continue handling problems.
ACV is asked to prepare funds and compensate for site clearance; closely coordinate with relevant agencies to gather information; promptly report to the Ministry of Transport and the Committee for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises as a basis for reporting to the Government Steering Committee on critical projects; and urgently direct the contractor to construct the foundation of the terminal to meet the project schedule. — VNS