Government requires ministry to broaden Tan Son Nhat Airport

The Government has issued a resolution of the regular cabinet meeting in July, requiring the Ministry of Transport to soon broaden Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC.
Passengers boarding a plane at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Photo: SGGP)
Passengers boarding a plane at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Photo: SGGP)
The Prime Minister has agreed with the plan of hiring international consultants to review, study and estimate land use for aviation industry, build a project to broaden Tan Son Nhat Airport, set up an adjusted overall plan of airports and plans relating to Tan Son Nhat Airport without limitation in land use plan to improve the capacity of infrastructure exploitation and suit the development speed of air transport.
The Ministry of Transport will decide to assign an agency to set up plan, a company to be the investor of the airport broadening project and select a qualified, prestigious and experienced international consulting firm as per the law.
In addition, it should acquire opinions from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Finance to use the investment and development fund of Airports Corporation of Vietnam to implement the project.
According to the resolution, the Government also asks the Ministry of Transport to improve the use efficiency of seaports in Cai Mep-Thi Vai area in HCMC-Ba Ria-Vung Tau seaport complex, speed up connectivity traffic projects, develop logistics infrastructure for Saigon Seaport and quickly complete relevant procedures to submit North-South Expressway project to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the National Assembly.

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