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Vietnam to upgrade southern international airport with $879 million

Staff Writer |
The Vietnamese government has asked Ho Chi Minh City authorities to increase Tan Son Nhat international airports serving capacity to 40-50 million passengers a year from the current 25 million.

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The government has chosen the citys plan which will build taxiways, a dual-use terminal with capacity of 10 million passengers a year, and a passenger terminal also with capacity of 10 million passengers a year, and renovate the current north runway, the airports authorities said.

The airport is now overloaded, serving 28 million passengers annually.

According to the plan, the airport will be upgraded in three years at investment of 19,700 billion Vietnamese dong ($879 million).

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