JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Tan Son Nhat to put upgraded runway into operation on January 10

Saturday, January 09, 2021, 12:35 GMT+7

Runway 07R/025 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will be put into use again on Sunday after six months of closure for upgrading, according to Cuu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure under the Ministry of Transport.

Pham Duy Lai, deputy director of the company, said the inauguration of the newly-upgraded will take place on January 10. 

The facility, which is 3.048m long and 45.72m wide, is one of the two runways of Tan Son Nhat, the largest airport in Vietnam.

In mid-December 2020, the investor of the upgrading project hired a foreign agency to conduct flight calibration, ensuring the runway meet 4E technical requirements of international airports.

Therefore, the facility is able to receive several types of new generation airplanes with large wheels and tire pressure such as Airbus A350-900, Boeing B787-9 or B787-10.

The Ministry of Transport said the upgrade of Tan Son Nhat Airport is crucial for both domestic and international trade, political, socio-economic activities, security in the southern metropolis as well as for raising its handling capacity of 50 million passengers a year. 

The upgrading project began in June 2020 with the investment of VND2 trillion (US86.5 million).

The other runway of Tan Son Nhat Airport is expected to be upgraded in the near future. 

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Latest news