International terminal to be built at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Ha Noi, Nov. 3 (VNA) -- The Ministry of Planning and Investment has submitted a project to build an international terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport to the Government for approval, according to the Viet Nam Civil Aviation Authority.

A feasibility study of the project was conducted with funds from Japan's Ministry of Transportation and Communication, by the Japanese Aviation Consultative Company and Southern Aviation Airports.

Construction of the four-floor terminal is scheduled to be completed by 2010, at a cost of USD 310 million.

When the first phase of the project is completed by 2005, the terminal will be able to receive 5 million passengers a year and 8 million passengers when the second phase is completed.

Viet Nam's first air terminal of international standard was built at Noi Bai Airport and will be put into operation in the second quarter of next year