HCMC – After a month of leveling the ground and developing a wastewater drainage system, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) today, March 30, started work on a package to drive piles into the ground at the Long Thanh International Airport passenger terminal construction site.
The package is part of the third component, including the passenger terminal, the cargo terminal and other infrastructure facilities, of the first phase of the big-ticket airport project, the local media reported.
There will be 1,560 piles of 800, 1,000 and 1,200 millimeters being driven into the ground to build the foundation of the passenger terminal.
The pile driving job is expected to be completed at the end of October.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, ACV chairman Lai Xuan Thanh said the execution of the package would decide the progress of the third component and the entire airport project.
The passenger terminal, with a floor area of 373,000 square meters, would be able to handle 25 million passengers per year in the first phase.
Under the approved plan, the Long Thanh International Airport will be developed in six communes of Long Thanh District. The first phase of the project requires an estimated US$4.6 billion, including four components, and is expected to be completed in early 2025.
The airport will be connected with National Highway 51 and the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway.