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VND2.2 trillion needed for Phu Bai Airport expansion
By Le Anh
Wednesday,  Aug 29, 2018,12:12 (GMT+7)

VND2.2 trillion needed for Phu Bai Airport expansion

By Le Anh

A view of Phu Bai Airport in the central city of Hue - PHOTO: LE ANH

HCMC - The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) plans to allocate some VND2.2 trillion to upgrade and expand Phu Bai Airport in the central city of Hue.

The expansion project will include the building of two-story passenger terminal T2, covering some 16,500 square meters and costing an estimated VND1.7 trillion.

ACV will also expand the current airplane parking area beside the terminal. Once completed, it will be able to handle eight aircraft at a time.

At present, the project is in the process of inviting consultants, following which the architectural plan for the passenger terminal will be selected.

The project will begin in the second quarter of 2019 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Terminal T2 will accommodate some five million passengers every year: four million domestic passengers and one million foreign visitors.

To ensure the smooth progress of the project, ACV has asked the relevant localities to speed up the clearance of 52 hectares of land, where the airplane parking area, the passenger terminal, a car parking lot and a petrol station will be built.

According to ACV, the upgrade of Phu Bai Airport is aimed at meeting the rising demand for travel and easing the burden on the airport, which is currently exceeding its annual capacity of 1.5 million passengers. Last year, the airport received some 1.75 million passengers.

The airport’s capacity is expected to increase to nine million passengers per year by 2030.

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