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Land plot proposed for bus terminal to Tan Son Nhat

By Minh Hoang

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HCMC – A land plot inside Gia Dinh Park is being considered as a potential bus terminal for the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC.

The HCMC Management Center of Public Transport, under the HCMC Department of Transport, suggested parking buses servicing the airport’s passengers on a 1,476-square-meter land area near Hong Ha Street.

The proposed plot has a concrete floor and was once used as an airport bus terminal.

The HCMC Management Center of Public Transport will collaborate with the airport’s administration to allow passengers to check-in for flights directly at the terminal.

According to the agency, increasing bus lines connecting the airport would require vacant land to park buses in the surrounding areas.

In response to the rising demand, the Southern Airports Authority (SAA) and the HCMC Transport Department, in July, proposed a new parking lot at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The 3,500-square-meter planned location is close to the airport’s international terminal, along Bach Dang, Truong Son and Hong Ha streets. The SAA is now in charge of the plot.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam recommended that the site be reclaimed from the SAA and leased to the airport for a parking lot.

The current eight-story parking building at the airport has a total floor space of 67,000 square meters and can house 6,000 motorcycles, 1,500 vehicles and 700 taxi cabs.

On average, around 6,600 motorcycles and 4,500 cars visit the airport daily. During the two summer travel months, the facility has been overwhelmed as it serves up to 9,500 motorcycles and 6,500 autos daily.

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