HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport will close one runway and four taxiways for repair from July 1 to December 31. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng
HCM CITY — One runway and four taxiways at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City will be closed for repair, starting at midnight June 30 until 2pm on December 31.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV) has approved the closure of one of the airport’s two runways, 25R/07L, and the taxiways E1, NS1, W4 and W6 for six months.
The Cửu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (CIPM) will carry out the work.
The CAAV will ensure continued operations at the airport during the closure. Aircraft will land on runway 25L/07R.
The airport will work with the CIPM and government agencies to ensure security and safety at the airport.
The Southern Airports Authority has been asked to inspect and supervise the renovation work, ensuring security, safety, environmental sanitation, fire prevention, and fire safety.
The Việt Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation will inform domestic and international airlines in accordance with current regulations.
The renovation is part of a project on repairing and upgrading the runway and taxiways at the airport.
The project also includes building two quick-exit taxiways and one parallel taxiway and upgrading six approach roads, as well as construction work serving flight management, signal lights, reflective paint on runways and taxiways, drainage systems, and auxiliary works.
On June 26, the ministry assigned responsibility for the remaining work to the consortium of ACC Airport Construction Company Ltd., CIENC04 Joint Stock Company and Civil Engineering Construction Joint Stock Company 647.
According to the Ministry of Transport, the project costs more than VNĐ2 trillion (US$86 million) and is expected to be completed in 2021. — VNS