Aviation authority, France firm study upgrading Noi Bai int’l airport hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) and France’s ADPi company signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Hanoi on April 24 on cooperation in studying a project on expanding and outlining a detailed master plan on Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.

Earlier in October 2018, the French government approved an aid of over 564,000 EUR (630,900 USD) and assigned ADPi to work with the CAAV to devise the master plan to submit to the Transport Ministry for approval.

The plan was later ratified by the ministry and suits aviation transportation master plan approved by the Prime Minister. Under the plan, the airport will be capable of handling 80 – 100 million passengers per year and will be implemented within 12 months.

ADPi is an airport architecture and technical design consulting company under the management of Aeroports de Paris Group. It specialises in managing and designing airport facilities such as terminals, control towers, airport maintenance centre in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Dubai and Jeddah.

It was also hired by the CAAV to review and study the master plan and offer feasible ideas.-VNA