HCMC – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has urged the Ministry of Transport to complete all procedures to begin work on the passenger terminal T3 project at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC in the third quarter of the year.
Speaking at a meeting with the ministry and HCMC’s authorities on July 9, the prime minister ordered speeding up work on passenger terminal T3, as the number of passengers passing through the airport has been surging sharply over the past few years.
Current passenger traffic has doubled the handling capacity of the airport. This explains why the Tan Son Nhat International Airport has become overwhelmed since the summer travel season started in June.
The aviation industry has strongly rebounded, with more domestic air routes than before the pandemic, according to the prime minister.
“In the coming months, all international air services will be resumed, increasing the overload at the HCMC-based airport,” said the prime minister.
The Government leader also ordered completing land handover procedures in July and clearing concrete sites in the third quarter of the year. The 12 existing concrete sites have hindered the operation of large aircraft at the airport.
Work on terminal T3 must be completed no later than September 2024, said the prime minister.
The passenger terminal T3 project, with a capacity of 20 million passengers per year, was approved by the Government in 2020 to help the airport cope with the strong spike in passenger traffic.
The project will cost some VND11 trillion financed by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam and will be built within 37 months.