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ACV proposes two road projects for Long Thanh airport
The Saigon Times Daily
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ACV proposes two road projects for Long Thanh airport

The Saigon Times Daily

An artist’s impression of the passenger terminal of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai – PHOTO: TL

HCMC - Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has proposed adding two roads leading to the Long Thanh International Airport which is underway in Dong Nai Province, as part of the first phase of the multi-billion-dollar airport project.

The first route (3.8 kilometers long) will connect with National Highway 51, while the other (12.5 kilometers long) will start at HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway and connect with the first route, Thanh Nien Online newspaper reported.

According to ACV, the two roads are important parts of the project and should be put in use quickly. ACV wants to be the investor of the two road projects, which require a total of some VND4.7 trillion. The capital for land clearance and construction work will be sourced from ACV’s budget rather than from the capital allocated by the National Assembly to the Dong Nai government for the airport project’s site clearance.

Tu Nam Thanh, director of the Dong Nai Department of Transport, said that the department is conducting procedures to hold tenders to choose consultants for the two road projects. However, site clearance for the roads will not be conducted until the Government approves the feasibility report for the airport project.

ACV also proposed building a third road leading to the airport from the east and connecting with Dau Giay-Phan Thiet Expressway as part of the second phase of the airport project.

Consulting firms and ACV also suggested developing a railway system leading to the airport, including a high-speed railway and a 37-kilometer light rail between the Thu Thiem new urban area in District 2 and the Long Thanh International Airport.

Long Thanh, when operational, would serve an estimated 100 million passengers per year and require some 100,000 employees. Therefore, it is necessary to develop the traffic system connecting to the airport and the nearby urban areas.

However, the traffic system must be included in the airport’s development plan, while the public should be consulted for urban area projects before proposals are submitted to the National Assembly.

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