A potential design for the new Long Thành International Airport terminal. The lotus flower was one of the top three terminal designs submitted to the Government for approval. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has selected the three best terminal designs for Long Thành International Airport to submit to the Government for approval.
According to the Airport Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) the designs were chosen from nine designs displayed at exhibitions in Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng, HCM City and Đồng Nai from on November 28 to January 23, 2017 to collect public feedback.
Three of the designs were selected by the ACV – one in the shape of a lotus flower from a company from the Republic of Korea; one in the shape of palm-leaf from a Việt Nam-Japan-Singapore joint venture; and the last designed by a Japan-France joint venture using bamboo furniture.
The construction of Long Thành International Airport has total investment capital of US$16.03 billion.
The Long Thành airport will sit on an area of 5,000 ha in Đồng Nai Province – some 40kms east of HCM City.
The airport is expected to have a capacity of 100 million passengers a year and be able to handle five million tonnes of cargo a year.
When operational, the airport will be an important international airport of the country and an international and regional transit terminal.
It is hoped to help ease overloading at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City — VNS