Contract signed to begin feasibility study for Long Thanh airport

Sunday, 2018-06-03 15:13:35
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Contract signed to start feasibility study for Long Thanh airport. (Photo: ACV)
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NDO/VNA – The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) signed a contract with a joint venture comprising of firms from Japan, France and Vietnam (JFV) on June 2, for consultancy services and a feasibility study for the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project.

The feasibility study will be carried out from June 2018 to June 2019 and will be assessed before being submitted to the National Assembly for review in October 2019, said ACV Chairman of the Board Lai XuanThanh at the signing ceremony.

The ACV is preparing all of the required resources and are taking the necessary steps for the construction of the airport to commence at the end of 2020, he noted. “The airport will be completed and put into use in 2025 at the latest.”

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Transport Le DinhTho asked Heerim Architects and Planners to closely work the JFV to translate the design into reality in accordance with the agreement.

He also requested that the ACV exert its utmost efforts to ensure the quality of the feasibility study and enable it to be submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the National Assembly in late 2019.

The JFV joint venture gathers leading consultation and design firms with years of experiences in the airport construction industry, including Japan Airport Consultants (JAC) which provided design and construction supervision services for the expansion of Tan Son Nhat and NoiBai International Airports, ADP Ingénierie from France, Nippon Koei and Oriental Consultants Global from Japan, and Airport Design and Construction Consultancy (ADCC) and Transport Engineering Design (TEDI) from Vietnam.

The Long Thanh International Airport has a total area of more than 5,580 hectares, spreading across six communes in Long Thanh District, the southern province of Dong Nai. It is set to have a total investment of VND336.63 trillion (US$14.8 billion), with construction divided into three phases.