The Ministry of Transport is urging Airport Corporations of Vietnam (ACV) in collaboration with the consultant unit to complete the feasibility study on the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport and submit it to the prime minister and the State Appraisal Council in June so that the construction of the project can be kicked off in October 2020.
There are a number of important milestones from now until the construction is implemented. Notably, the State Appraisal Council will study the feasibility study for two months from June to August., after which it will be submitted to the National assembly for approval in November and then to the government for approval in December.
Between August 2021 and February 2022, the investor will organise a bid to select the contractor of the terminal segment.
Previously, in June 2018 ACV and the joint venture JFV (Japan, France, and Vietnam) signed a contract on consultancy and conducting a feasibility study for the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project. JFV includes Japan Airport Consultants (JAC – Japan), Nippon Koei (NK – Japan), Oriental Consultants Global (OCG – Japan), ADP Ingenierie (ADPi – France), Airport Design and Construction Consultancy (ADCC – Vietnam), and Transport Engineering Design Inc. Company (TEDI – Vietnam).
Covering a total area of more than 5,580 hectares, Long Thanh International Airport will be located in six communes in Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province.
The construction of the airport will cost VND336.63 trillion ($14.64 billion) and will be divided into three phases.
In the first phase, a runway and one passenger terminal, along with other supporting works, will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. This phase is expected to be completed by 2025.
In the second phase, one more runway and another passenger terminal will be built to serve around 50 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year.
After the third phase, the airport will be able to serve 100 million passengers and handle five million tonnes of cargo a year.