|Perspective of the Passenger Terminal T2 at the Phú Bài International Airport when completed. — VNA/VNS Photo Đỗ Trưởng|
THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Construction on Passenger Terminal T2 started on Sunday at Phú Bài International Airport in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam is investor of the project, with total investment of about VNĐ2.250 trillion (US$96.9 million) from the corporation’s fund for investment and development.
The project will cover about 10,118sq.m and have capacity of five million passengers per year by 2020 and up to 6.5-7 million passengers by 2025.
The terminal will be installed with modern equipment to supply passengers high quality services.
The project is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2021. It’s expected to connect the central province with other provinces and cities across the country and foreign destinations.
Speaking at the construction kick off ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình said Việt Nam’s aeronautical infrastructure system had not caught up with national and global development.
Many airports were overcrowded, and annual passengers at Phú Bài International Airport exceeded its designed capacity of 1.5 million by 30 per cent.
Ministries and sectors should pay more attention and allocating suitable investment to complete the airport’s infrastructure and services as per the schedule, he said.
By 2030, the airport is hoped to be able to receive 9 million passengers per year, which would boost the province’s economic development. — VNS