On 2nd June 2018, Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and Japan- France- Vietnam Joint Venture (JFV) solemnly held the contract signing ceremony of Consulting and formulating Feasibility Study Report- Phase 1 of Long Thanh International Airport project. Besides that, the contract for the design of the Long Thanh International Airport Passenger Terminal between JFV Joint Venture and Heerim Architects & Planners (South Korea) was signed.

The contract was signed between Mr. Le Manh Hung, General Director of ACV and the representatives of JFV Joint Venture under the witness of the Ministry of Transport representatives and official guests. 

The delegates included Lai Xuan Thanh- Chairman, Le Manh Hung- General Director, members of Board of Directors on behalf of ACV; representatives of JFV Joint Venture consisting of Japan Airport Consultants, Inc. (Japan) - ADP Ingénierie (France) - Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. (Japan) - Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. (Japan) - Airport Design and Construction Consultancy One Member Limited Liability Company (Vietnam)- Transport Engineering Design Inc. (Vietnam) and Heerim Architects & Planners (South Korea), the special subcontractor designing the passenger terminal. 

Additionally, the representatives of Consulate General of Japan, France, and South Korea in Ho Chi Minh City; the representatives of Ministry of Transport, Construction, Planning and Investment, Natural Resources and Environment; Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Dong Nai Department of Transport also attended this ceremony.

Long Thanh International Airport is planned to reach grade 4F of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) criteria; is an important national airport with the aim of becoming one of the regional hub of aviation, in which anticipated scale and capacity after completing all three stages would reach 100 million passengers per year and five million tons of cargo per year. Currently, at Phase 1, ACV will concentrate on constructing one runway, a passenger terminal with a capacity of 25 million passengers per year, a cargo terminal of 1.2 million tons of cargo per year together with other auxiliary items.

Mr. Le Dinh Tho, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport delivered a speech at the signing ceremony

Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho highly appreciated the efforts, initiative, and responsibility of leaders and staff of ACV in this project. 

Heerim Architects & Planners is encouraged to collaborate with JFV Joint Venture in order to materialize the design ideas in accordance with the agreement with the Consultant and the Investor. 

Accordingly, ACV would take an initiative to direct the Consultant to complete the Feasibility Study Report in compliance with quality standards for submission to the Government and National Assembly on schedule for approval in the meeting at the end of 2019. In addition, Mr. Le Dinh Tho also requested Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and the Ministry staff to continuously coordinate and support ACV to accomplish the mission successfully.

Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh- Chairman delivered a speech at the ceremony 

Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh pointed out that owing to the importance of the project, ACV has been urgently preparing the investment focusing on consulting and establishing the Feasibility Study Report- phase 1. Under the direction of the Government and the Ministry of Transport, the selection of the Passenger Terminal architecture was conducted through an architecture design competition to find out the best option meeting the standards of function, aesthetics, culture and architecture in order to express the significance and special characteristics of the largest international airport of the country. On 21st March 2018, after nearly two years of competition process, public consultation and Passenger Terminal architecture selection, under the authorization of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Transport chose the LT-03 (Lotus) option by Heerim Architects & Planners to carry out the next steps of the project. 

Moreover, ACV also expeditiously carried out international bidding procedures for contractor selection, package No. 2: “Consulting and formulating Feasibility Study Report- Phase 1" of the project. Following that, JFV Joint Venture was the winning bidder and Heerim Architects & Planners as the special subcontractor. The negotiation strictly complied with current Vietnamese procurement regulations. 

The contract signing between JFV Joint Venture and Heerim Architects & Planners

ACV is committed to provide the best favorable conditions for contractors to complete their task as well as carry out the next steps of the project in line with the direction of the Ministry of Transport: Submitting the Ministry of Transport the Feasibility Study Report in July 2019 in order to report the Government for submission to the National Assembly for approval at the October 2019 meeting; Long Thanh International Airport construction can be started by the end of 2020, putting into operation by 2025 under the direction of the Government and the National Assembly.

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