The Ministry of Planning and Investment has proposed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh approve a VND2.4 trillion (US$103.4 million) fund for the construction of Terminal 2 at Cat Bi International Airport in the northern Vietnamese city of Hai Phong.
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) will take charge of the funding, according to the planning ministry’s proposal.
Terminal 2 would have a designed capacity of five million passengers per year and a duration of 50 years.
The construction of the project, which also includes some other auxiliary works, is expected to last 18 months from the completion of site clearance that the planning ministry has assigned to the People’s Committee of Hai Phong.
Once put into operation, Terminal 2 will be dedicated to domestic passengers while the existing 15,630-square-meter Terminal 1, which is serving both domestic and international services with a capacity of 1,000 passengers per hour and two million people a year, will service international passengers only.
Terminal 1 was also invested by ACV with a total cost of VND1.4 trillion ($60.3 million) and put into service on May 12, 2016.
Located in Thanh To Ward, Hai An District, Hai Phong, Cat Bi International Airport is currently an aerodrome with the reference code 4E, which can accommodate aircraft with a reference field length of 1,800 meters and above and a wingspan up to 65 meters, based on the classification of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The airport has a runway of 3,050 meters long and 45 meters wide, a taxiway and an apron capable of providing ten parking positions for Airbus A320, A321 planes.
It can receive large aircraft such as Boeing 777, Boeing 787, Airbus A330, Airbus A350, with night flight service.