HCMC – The investor of the Long Thanh International Airport project has sought an additional six months to get the passenger terminal construction package done, meaning the first phase of the project cannot be finished in September 2025 as earlier planned.
The proposal was made in a letter which the State-run Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) sent to the Ministry of Transport on March 3, which aims to seek more time to mobilize qualified and experienced contractors to build the terminal.
The terminal construction package under the third component, which includes the design, construction and installment of equipment, will cost over VND35,000 billion.
The package, scheduled to be executed in 33 months, was the most important in phase one of the airport project as it would determine the entire project’s schedule.
This package was put up for tenders on September 24, 2022, and later extended twice until November 30, 2022, but all bidding documents submitted to the investor were not qualified in accordance with the Bidding Law.
To remove obstacles, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha asked ACV to determine the completion date of the terminal package and report it to the Ministry of Transport for consideration. After that, the terminal package was proposed to be executed in 39 months, including 36 months of construction and some months of trial operation.