Four transportation facilities in Hanoi to be inaugurated

Saturday, 2014-12-27 12:00:28
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Nhat Tan bridge will be inaugurated on January 4, 2015. (Credit: JICA)
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NDO – The Ministry of Transportation has announced that four premier transportation facilities in Hanoi—the Nhat Tan bridge and its access lanes, the route connecting Nhat Tan and Noi Bai International Airport, T2 Terminal, and A VIP Guest House of the airport— will be put into operation on January 4, 2015.

The facilities, which are key national projects funded by the Japanese Government’s official development assistance (ODA) and the country’s counterpart funds, are significant to the socio-economic development of the capital and the country.

The T2 Terminal was built in three years on a 139,216 square metre area with four floors. It is expected to serve up to 30,000 customers with 230 daily arrivals and departures, 10 million customers per year in the 2015-2020 period, and 15 million customers per year in the 2020-2030 period.

The terminal was put into pilot operation on December 25 and will officially serve arriving and departing international flights on December 31, while the T1 Terminal continues to serve domestic flights.

VIP A Guest House, which was financed by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam with a total of VND300 billion (US$14 million) in capital, was built on a 26,100 square metre area. The 5,000 square metre main house is well equipped to receive high-level leaders from the country departing for trips abroad, and those from other countries visiting Vietnam, in accordance with international protocol.

Nhat Tan bridge, also called the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Bridge, is 8,930 metres long. It was funded by the Japanese Government’s ODA, the Government’s counterpart funds and capital of the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee for site clearance, approximately JPY89.9 billion (US$640 million).

The VND6,742 billion (US$317 million) route connecting Noi Bai International Airport and Nhat Tan bridge helps link the capital’s central area to the airport and the route connecting Nhat Tan-Noi Bai to North Thang Long-Noi Bai, contributing to addressing transportation loads on the North Thang Long-Noi Bai route.