State-owned airports corp to draw up plans for phase 2 of Long Thành Int'l Airport project

June 07, 2024 - 16:57
In Phase 2, the airport, which will eventually be the biggest in Việt Nam, will be expanded with an additional open-configuration runway and terminal, to enable it to service up to 50 million passengers per year.
Construction workers pour concrete on the Long Thành International Airport's runway. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Công Phong

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has proposed to the Prime Minister that the State-owned Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) be in charge of drawing up the plans for the next phase of the Long Thành International Airport Project.

It comes after the Prime Minister instructed them to contact relevant agencies to draft the next stages of the work that needs to be done, following the completion of Phase 1 in 2026.

According to project dossiers, ACV has developed a business strategy to gather funds for Phase 2 and a rough scheme for Phase 3. Phase 2 is expected to cost VNĐ48 trillion (US$1.9 billion) and to be cover the period 2028 to 2032.

Long Thành International Airport is being built on an area of 5,000ha in the southern province of Đồng Nai Province, with a total final capacity of 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of cargo annually.

Phase 1 is projected to be put into operation in 2026, with an annual capacity of 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo.

In Phase 2, the airport will be expanded with an additional open-configuration runway and terminal to service 50 million passengers per year.

When Phase 3 is completed, the airport will be the largest airport in Việt Nam and one of the busiest transit airports in the region.

The total estimated investment for the project is approximately $16 billion. —VNS