'Long Thanh airport has the same investment capacity as the world'
(VnExpress) ACV leaders affirmed that the investment rate for Long Thanh airport is equivalent to Dai Hung airport (China) and Istanbul (Turkey).
In the afternoon of November 14, answering the difference in the total investment capital of Long Thanh airport compared to other airports of the same size in the world, Mr. Do Tat Binh, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airport Corporation (ACV). - The unit that prepared the feasibility study report for Long Thanh airport) said that the airport is a complex project, so the goal, scale, time of investment, technology, tax policy, fees and projections. Room availability varies from country to country, so total investment varies.
However, according to Mr. Binh, the investment rate of Long Thanh airport is about 16 billion USD which is equivalent to Dai Hung airport (China). The airport has been operating since September 2019 with a capacity of 72 million passengers a year, with a total investment of about US $ 11.7 billion, or about US $ 16 billion for 100 million passengers. Similarly, New Istanbul Airport (Turkey) is also operating, with a total investment of about 12 billion USD for a capacity of 90 million passengers a year, or about 14.9 billion USD for a capacity of 100 million passengers. .
More specifically, the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport is being submitted to the National Assembly by the Government, including a passenger terminal, a runway with a capacity of 25 million passengers and a total investment of US $ 4,779 billion. This investment is equivalent to the major airports in the world, such as Frankfurt Airport (Germany) phase 3 (starting in April 2019) with a total investment of about 4.5 billion USD for a capacity of 21 million. passengers, or about 5.3 billion USD for 25 million passengers; Incheon Airport (South Korea) phase 3 operated from January 2018, with a total investment of about 4.3 billion USD for a capacity of 18 million passengers a year, or about 5.9 billion USD for 25 million passengers. guest.
The ACV Deputy General Director further explained, the total investment of Long Thanh airport is calculated in detail based on the basic design drawings, local material unit prices, suppliers' quotations, investment rates. of buildings with similar properties. Phase 2 and 3 have not been implemented yet, so it must include the contingency volume and inflation after many years.
Discussing in the National Assembly, some delegates were concerned that the total investment of Long Thanh airport would be high compared to some countries in the world. Representative Nguyen Lam Thanh of Lang Son province cited, Dai Hung airport (China) inaugurated in 2019, designed 7 runways, capacity of 100 million passengers, 4 million tons of goods, invested capital of only 11.5. billion USD. Istanbul Airport - Turkey designed 4 runways with a capacity of 90 million passengers and an investment of only 12 billion USD. Meanwhile, Long Thanh airport has 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of goods with invested capital of US $ 16 billion.
Long Thanh airport is planned in 3 phases until 2040 including 4 runways, 4 passenger terminals and ancillary items to ensure the capacity to serve 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of cargo each. year.
According to the feasibility study report of Long Thanh Airport, the first phase will invest in the construction of a runway and a passenger terminal and ancillary items synchronized with a capacity of 25 million passengers per year, the terminal. 1.2 million tons of passengers. The project has a total investment of VND 111,922 billion (USD 4.7 billion) in the first phase, expected to be completed and put into operation in 2025.
The State Acceptance Council has hired foreign consultants to independently verify the Long Thanh Airport project phase 1.