Four priority transportation facilities in Hanoi put into operation

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The NA Chairman and delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the A VIP Building of the Noi Bai International Airport. (Credit: dantri.com.vn)
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NDO – Two grand ceremonies were held on December 4 at the Noi Bai International Airport and Nhat Tan bridge in Hanoi to inaugurate T2 Terminal and A VIP Building of the airport and put the bridge and the route connecting Nhat Tan and Noi Bai International Airport.

The events were attended by Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung, along with leaders of the Government, the Ministry of Transportation, Hanoi’s government and Japanese Embassy in Vietnam.

The T2 Terminal, located in an area of 139,216 square metre area, becomes the largest and most modern of its kind in Vietnam.

The terminal has four floors including the first for foreign arrivals, the second for foreign arrivals and departures, the third for foreign departures and the forth for business class passengers and trade services.

The T2 Terminal, with a total investment of nearly US$1 billion from the Japanese Government’s official development assistance (ODA), can serve 30,000 customers with 230 flights everyday. It is expected to serve up to 10 million passengers per year in the 2015-2020 period and 15 million customers per year in the 2020 – 2030 period.

The A VIP Building, funded by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam with a total of VND300 billion (US$14 million), was built on a 26,100 square metre area including 5,000 square metre of the main house.

The building is used to receive high-level leaders of Vietnam with trips abroad and those from foreign countries visiting Vietnam.

Nhat Tan bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge with five arched towers, has a total length of 8.93 kilometres. The eight-lane bridge is built with a total investment of more than VND13.6 trillion (US$639.2 million)sourced from the Japanese Government’s ODA, the Government’s counterpart funds and capital of the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee.

The plate-pinning ceremony for the Nhat Tan bridge was also held on the same day. In addition to the name of the bridge, the plate includes the words ‘Vietnam – Japan Friendship Bridge’ and the image of the two countries’ flags.

The route connecting Noi Bai International Airport and Nhat Tan bridge was constructed at a cost of over VND6,7 trillion (US$313.3 million) and measures 12.1 kilometre long.

Its main part is designed to serve vehicles travelling at a designed speed of 80km/h while the frontage lanes are for vehicles with a maximum speed of 40km/h. The route is named after General Vo Nguyen Giap.

The project aims to complete the transportation system of the Noi Bai International Airport as well as contributes to improving Hanoi’s transportation network.