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Projects to upgrade Cat Bi airport accelerated

The Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has accelerated the investment of key projects totalling about 3.6 trillion VND (155.23 million USD) at the Cat Bi International Airport in the northern port city of Hai Phong, according to the corporation.

Those projects include the upgrade of a second passenger terminal (T2) worth about 2 trillion VND to receive 10 million passengers per year and the first phase of the expansion of an airport apron worth 490 billion VND.

In addition, there will be a project to improve the current apron with an investment of 140 billion VND and another to build a cargo terminal worth 300 billion VND.

The construction of the T2 terminal is scheduled to start in August and it will be put into operation in Q4 2020.

Meanwhile, the capacity of the airport’s first passenger terminal (T1) will be raised to 3 million passengers a year. Once the T2 will be in use, the T1 will serve international flights only.

In 2018, Cat Bi International Airport welcomed more than 2.3 million passengers, a rise of 10.6 percent year-on-year, and received about 14,260 flights, up 10.6 percent.