The project is proposed by the French consultant company ADP-I that chose to expand southwards thanks to its various benefits compared to enlarging northwards, such as employing its capital effectively, reducing the surface area which needs to be reclaimed for construction, using technology solutions to ensure the safety and security to the transportation.
Accordingly, the airport will be designed to serve both civil and military flights and able to receive 50 million passengers a year by 2025. The airfield will be operated in parallel with Long Thanh Airport which is expected to be finished in 2025.
According to ADP-I, a 200,000sq. m-wide passenger terminal (called T3 terminal) capable of serving 20 million travelers will be built to the south of the airport. The land lot in the north, including a golf course and 16 hectares of land managed by the Ministry of Defense will be used for supporting facilities like a cargo terminal, aircraft repair station and logistics, starting in 2025.
The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Transport to coordinate with ADP-I and local consultants to complete the project on time to kick off its construction soonest with an aim to reduce overloading at the airport.