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

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. 

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