HCMC wants to speed up hiring foreign consultant for airport expansion

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The People’s Committee of HCMC has proposed the Prime Minister to have a specific mechanism for the city to speed up the progress of choosing foreign consulting firms for Tan Son Nhat International Airport expansion.

A Vietnam Airlines aircraft at the apron of Tan San Nhat International Airport, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

A Vietnam Airlines aircraft at the apron of Tan San Nhat International Airport, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

According to the proposal made in a document which the committee has recently sent to the Government Office, the process should take place within six months.
Land use in Tan Son Nhat Airport has drawn much attention and controversial opinions from residents, agencies and organizations in the city and the country.
Therefore , the city People’s Committee finds it necessary to hire prestigious, qualified and experienced foreign consultants to estimate the efficiency of land use for aviation transparently and objectively.
Foreign consultants will also conduct surveys and adjust Tan Son Nhat Airport plan to improve the airport’s capacity, suit transport development speed and the plan of building Long Thanh International Airport.


By QUOC HUNG – Translated by Hai Mien

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