According to the contest theme, Long Thanh airport terminal project’s first phase will have designed capacity for 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of goods per year, covering a total area of 400,000sq.m. (Photo: zing.vn)

HCM City (VNA) -
Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has asked the Ministry of Transport to approve a competitive examination for architecture of Long Thanh International Airport terminal.

The national and international candidates will be individuals, groups or companies. The examination dates are from April to June, 2016.

According to the contest theme, the airport terminal project’s first phase will have designed capacity for 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of goods per year, covering a total area of 400,000sq.m.

The terminal must meet both International Civil Aviation Organisation and International Air Transport Association standards that ensure user-friendly services designed for passengers.

The terminal’s overall design must ensure enough acreage to connect runway, airplane and car parking grounds, and supporting infrastructure, including ingoing and outgoing airport roads.

An ACV official said the competitive examination aims to select the best feasibility study meeting mandatory criteria regarding maximum usage and capacity, aesthetics, and architectural programming.

The winning feasibility study must also be relevant to construction of a terminal at an international airport set to become Vietnam’s largest airport. The winning study must also be suitable for the airport’s long-term programming goals.

“The investor will work with the competitive examination results to set up a terminal project,” the ACV official said.

The Ministry of Transport previously acknowledged the Prime Minister for allowing it to receive 4.3 million USD in non-refundable aid from the Japanese Government. The money will be invested in the Long Thanh airport terminal project’s feasibility study.

Official plans said that Long Thanh airport terminal will have a capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of freight per year when it is fully completed by 2050. The first phase of the terminal project is expected to be completed in 2025.

Investment in southern Dong Nai province’s Long Thanh airport terminal project is estimated to total about 336.63 trillion VND (14.96 billion USD), with the first phase costing about 114.45 trillion VND (5.09 billion USD).-VNA