Traffic congestion is getting worse around Tan Son Nhat airport (Photo: zing.vn)

HCM City (VNA) - A plan to build a flyover connecting Tan Son Nhat Airport with Nguyen Van Troi and Hoang Van Thu streets has been submitted to the HCM City Department of Transport by an infrastructure joint venture.

319th Corporation, Eastern Mekong Construction-Production-Trade-Service Ltd, and Dong A Infrastructure Joint Stock Company have suggested building it in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode at a cost of 3.5 trillion VND (157 million USD).

The flyover will be over 5km long and 7.5 – 12.5m wide. The main portion of the flyover will run from Truong Son Street to the international and domestic terminals and the planned new international terminal, T3.

After that, it will run over Thang Long and Phan Thuc Duyen streets and Hoang Van Thu Park before landing at the intersection of Hoang Van Thu and Nguyen Van Troi.

The flyover will link up with another proposed flyover over Cong Hoa, Hoang Van Thu, Phan Dang Luu and Phan Xich Long to Phu An Bridge in Binh Thanh District, plans for which have been submitted by builder CII. T will cost an estimated cost 10 trillion VND (450 million USD).

Tan Son Nhat Airport is expected to handle over 30 million passengers in 2016 while its designed capacity is only 25 million passengers.

It faces a shortage of runways, aprons and terminals, causing many flights to wait to land and take off, causing massive losses and threatening safety.-VNA