Government leaders asked to investigate the expansion of Tan Son Nhat Airport to the north and south.
The Government Office has announced the conclusion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting on golf course in Tan Son Nhat Airport.

Accordingly, the Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Defense to direct the ceasing of construction of all projects related to golf course support facilities such as villas, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels, schools ...

The PM also asked the Ministry of Defense to review issues related to investment, exploitation of golf course management, especially the use of land fund in Tan Son Nhat airport; To meet the requirements of ensuring national defense and security, ensuring absolute safety for aviation and socio-economic development.

Regarding the expansion of Tan Son Nhat Airport, the Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Transport to assume the prime responsibility for hiring qualified foreign consultants to survey and propose solutions to expand the airport. To the north (golf course area) and to the south, bringing the total capacity to about 45 million visitors per year.

On that basis, evaluate alternatives, including options proposed by national consultants.

The Ministry of Transport is also in charge of proposing an alternative plan that satisfies objective, scientific and ethical requirements that meet the following criteria: Comply with aviation regulations, save investment budget, time Build fast to meet the urgent need to reduce congestion in Tan Son Nhat airport area. In this process, note the synchronous connection of the transportation system and related infrastructure in and out of the Airport to the main city systems.

After the consultant has completed the development of the options, the Ministry of Transport shall coordinate with the concerned ministries and localities to set up an appraisal council with official comments and urgently report to the Government Standing Committee in December. / 2017.

The PM also requested the Ministry of Transport to urgently speed up the investment in Long Thanh Airport; When Long Thanh Airport is put into use, Tan Son Nhat Airport is still operating normally.

Golf course in Tan Son Nhat area.
According to the Office of the Government, over time, social opinions and National Assembly deputies reflect much about the golf course in Tan Son Nhat area, causing difficulties in expanding the airport to reduce traffic jams. not. On the side of the delegation of the National Assembly Ho Chi Minh City also reflects the idea of ​​considering the return of golf courses to expand Tan Son Nhat airport; Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Thien Nhan.

In February, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung chaired a meeting to review plans for planning adjustment, expansion and upgrading of Tan Son Nhat Airport. Here, the Consultant Company is an Aerospace Engineering Design and Consultancy Company (ADCC - Ministry of Defense). There are seven details, divided into three groups. The first group is the construction of new roads. Take off No. 3 at the north of the course, 1,800 m from the 25R / 07L landing track, build two new stations and ancillary facilities on the golf course. This plan has a total investment of more than VND200,000 billion, a construction period of more than 15 years, releasing 626 hectares, including military zones, golf courses and 322 hectares of residential land with about 140,000 households.

The second group consists of three options for construction of the third runway, the T4 passenger terminal to the north and the T3 terminal to the south. The lowest total investment is VND 100,000 billion, the highest is VND 187,000 billion. Construction time is from 10 to over 15 years.

The third group consists of three options, no new runways, only new terminals, aprons, technical areas north and south, and both north and south of the airport.

One of the options included in this group is the construction of parallel trackways and alignments between the 25L / 07R and 25L / 07L runways; To build T3 and T4 terminals with capacity of 10 million passengers / year in the South; Construction of a parking lot and maintenance of the North.

The above plan will raise the total capacity of Tan Son Nhat to 43-45 million passengers per year while only 24.52 hectares of military land will be cleared; Total investment of about 19,000 billion, construction time 2-3 years.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport currently has two landing routes with the length of 3,048 m and 3,800 m. Roller rail, apron, CAT II standard auxiliary equipment.

Tan Son Nhat can accommodate large aircraft types such as A350, B747-400, A330, B777, B767, A321 ..., level 4E airport. This is a civil airport combining military operations. International passenger terminal of 92,000 square meters. National passenger terminal of 40,048 m2. Capacity to receive 25 million passengers each year.

In 2015, Tan Son Nhat International Airport has served over 181 thousand flights (up 18% over the same period last year), passenger volume reached over 26.5 million. In 2016, passengers through the airport about 31 million.

Vo Van Thanh - According to