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Long Thanh airport terminal set to be ready by 2026

By Nguyen Tan

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HCMC – The passenger terminal of Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province will be completed by the end of 2026 as planned, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

The passenger terminal, featuring a lotus-inspired design referred to as bidding package 5.10, is taking shape, and is expected to be finalized by October 2026 following a three-year construction schedule.

A consortium of contractors has deployed over 1,000 personnel and a multitude of equipment for on-site construction.

Package 4.6, which includes the construction and installation of the runway, taxiway, apron, and related facilities, is slated for completion by the end of July 2025. Concurrently, package 6.12 for construction of connecting roads could be done by the end of 2025.

Long Thanh International Airport is an infrastructure project of national importance. Once the first phase is operational in 2026, the airport will accommodate 25 million passengers and handle 1.2 million tons of cargo annually.

In the second phase, an additional runway will be added to accommodate 50 million passengers annually. Finally, in the third phase, additional facilities will be completed, enabling the airport to handle 100 million passengers per year, solidifying its position as the largest airport in Vietnam in the future.

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