Hours-long traffic congestion was observed in various areas surrounding Tan San Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday as people started leaving the southern metropolis for a four-day holiday. Hours-long traffic congestion was observed in various areas surrounding Tan San Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday as people started leaving the southern metropolis for a four-day holiday. Salaried workers in Vietnam are celebrating the Reunification Day (April 30) and Labor Day (May 1), and will only return to work on Wednesday next week as the former holiday falls on Sunday. Heavy traffic jam took place mostly on the Lang Cha Ca Overpass, Tran Quoc Hoan Street and many thoroughfares surrounding Hoang Van Thu Park, leading to the airport in Tan Binh District. Although scores of traffic officers were dispatched to those areas in the early afternoon to ease the congestion, traffic remained heavy until the evening due to the overwhelming amount of … [Read more...] about Streets surrounding Tan Son Nhat Airport choked with congestion as holiday starts
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In a proposal submitted to the Ministry of Planning and Investment on Tuesday, the city recommended a two-kilometer line linking the airport and to the planned Metro Line No.5 in Tan Binh District. It asked the ministry to seek funding from the Export-Import Bank of Korea for the project's feasibility study, expected to be started next year. Line No.5 will start at the Saigon Bridge and end at Can Giuoc Bus Station in Binh Chanh District. The city's authorities have managed to secure funding for its first stage, estimated at US$1.75 billion. Nearly 30 percent of the cost will be covered by the state budget. Work on the line's first stage will not start until the project is approved by legislators, Bui Khac Huynh, deputy chief of the management board for HCMC's urban railways, told the press in April. Under Vietnam's law on public investment, any project which costs the state budget more than VND10 trillion ($457.87 million) must get approval from the National Assembly, the … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City plans to expand metro system to Tan Son Nhat Airport Business
Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine The department said it had co-operated with relevant city agencies to detain the man and hand over reports to the HCM City Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department for prosecution. The department said criminals had gone to great lengths to hide illegal goods, creating challenges for authorities in detecting violations. Canal rupture at hydro plant causes flooding The canal linked to Serepok 4A Hydropower Plant in Dak Lak Province ran into breakage problems yesterday afternoon, submerging dozens of rice paddies and agricultural produce. The breakage measured around 50 meters each side, while Buon Don District authorities were working to draw up the final cost of the damage. A technical representative from subcontractor Serepok 4A, Buon Don Hydro Power Joint Stock Company, said that sustained heavy rains over several days had caused water rising levels at Serepok River. Repair efforts to the canal were completed … [Read more...] about Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine at Tan Son Nhat Airport
VND2.3 trillion to be invested in upgrading Tan Son Nhat airportA VND2.3 trillion (US$108 million) project is set to begin in November to expand T2 International Terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Minister of Transportation Dinh La Thang has approved the project of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which is scheduled to be completed in three years. Accordingly, three areas of the terminal will be expanded, raising the current 22,000 square metres in use to 115,834 square metres. The improved terminal, which will include 120 check-in desks, 10 jet bridges and 19 gates, will be able to serve about 13 million passengers per year, increasing current capacity by three million. According to ACV Deputy General Director, Ho Minh Tien the expanded areas will enhance the current architecture, especially the curved roof in the shape of a flying bird wing. The current terminal was put into operation in September 2007, aiming to serve 8-10 million … [Read more...] about VND2.3 trillion to be invested in upgrading Tan Son Nhat airport
An important recent incident persuaded me to write this piece. Yakabe Yoshinori, Japan’s deputy general consul in Ho Chi Minh City, held a meeting with Dong Nai Province authorities on February 14 to discuss construction of Long Thanh International Airport. It was reported that the Japanese government is still undecided whether to provide official development assistance funding for the project. At the meeting, Yoshinori said his government has not made a final decision because the airport remains controversial in Vietnam. Some people are calling for upgrading Tan Son Nhat International Airport in nearby Ho Chi Minh City instead of building a new one in Dong Nai. I am frustrated by the whole thing, especially the criticism of the construction of Long Thanh. I had thought that the criticism lacked conviction and would not have a significant bearing on the decision to go ahead. I did not expect it to end up affecting the Japanese government’s decision on assistance for what … [Read more...] about Why don’t we close Tan Son Nhat airport?