During the recent business trip in Thua Thien Hue province, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh took an inspection tour to the construction site of passenger terminal T2 in Phu Bai international airport. Accompanying the Prime Minister was the Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and the Secretary of the Thua Thien Hue Provincial Party Committee Le Truong Luu.
Terminal 2 project at Phu Bai airport has a total investment of 2,249 billion VND, invested by Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh applauded relevant agencies and units for their efforts in construction during the recent Covid-19 epidemic.
Phu Bai airport was built in 1940, currently used for both military and civilian purposes. In 2013, ACV invested in repair with a total investment of nearly 700 billion VND. The current passenger terminal has a designed capacity of 1.5 million passengers a year.
Passenger terminal T2 was built according to Hue royal architecture with layers of roofs stacked on each other. The terminal has a construction floor area of about 22,380 m2, expected to serve 5 million passengers per year (4 million domestic passengers and 1 million international passengers), ensuring to serve 2,500 passengers during peak hours. Terminal 2 of Phu Bai international port is expected to promote the socio-economic development of the province and the region, especially tourism services.
The body of the station was started in August 2021. Up to now, the total actual volume at the site has reached 95% of the contract (received 85% of the contract value). Currently, the Project Management Board is urgently urging contractors to complete the interior and equipment installation in parallel with testing and commissioning with completed equipment, expected to put the station into operation on schedule in April 2023.
The expansion of the apron is implemented synchronously with the passenger terminal project. Currently, 100% of the volume and quality of the completed items have been completed, meeting the design requirements. It is expected that the Construction Investment Management Department – Ministry of Transport (a specialized agency in construction) will organize an inspection of the investor’s acceptance work at the end of March 2023. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam will inspect and license the operation according to regulations, the time to put the project into operation is expected from the end of April 2023.
The units also said that the check-in for passengers at T2 terminal would be connected with national population data to reduce manpower and check-in time.
In order to complete the project and put it into operation on time and in accordance with regulations, the Prime Minister requested the investor to direct the contractors and consulting units to urgently complete the rest of the workload, take over, inspect and verify the quality of works in full compliance with current regulations; ready to put the project into operation and use. Complete all licensing and certificate procedures with the relevant authorities as prescribed. Prepare human resources to meet the requirements to receive, test operation, proceed to official operation and exploitation, to meet the travel needs of people on the occasion of the holidays of the upcoming April 30, May 1 and Hung King’s death anniversary.
It is also necessary to note that the construction of a smart, synchronous, modern station with lots of trees to meet demand even when the number of cars increases, The Prime Minister asked relevant agencies to urgently remove obstacles, invest in upgrading and completing the taxiway system according to the planning in order to improve the capacity and effectively exploit the airport; upgrade and complete infrastructure, traffic routes connecting to the airport, meeting the needs of fast, convenient and safe traffic.