Hanoi authorities officially put into operation a road, a bridge, a terminal and a guesthouse at Noi Bai International Airport on Sunday.
The four projects are listed among the key infrastructure projects of the city and cost around US$2 billion in total.
Among the four, the Noi Bai International Airport Terminal 2 project, the Nhat Tan Bridge project and the Vo Nguyen Giap Road received funding from Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).
The Terminal 2, worth around $900 million, is expected to reduce the serious overload at the first terminal of the airport as it will handle 10-15 million passengers annually in 2020-2030. It can handle 30,000 passengers a day at its peak.
The four-story terminal covering around 140,000 square meters is fully equipped with advanced technology under international aviation standards.
The 8.8-km Nhat Tan Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge over the Hong (Red) River in Hanoi, is now the longest of its kind.
The project was funded with an investment of VND13.626 trillion (US$637 million). It will help shorten the distance from Hanoi’s downtown to Noi Bai International Airport.
Also designed to link the city’s downtown with the Noi Bai airport, the 12-km-long road named after late General Vo Nguyen Giap Street costs more than VND6.7 trillion ($313 million) and has eight lanes.
Hanoi people witnessed the opening ceremony of Vo Nguyen Giap Road on January 4. Photo: Thai Son
The fourth project is a VIP guesthouse at the Noi Bai airport. Covering an area of 5,000 square meters, it will be the place to receive high-ranking delegations from other countries to Vietnam.
The project costs VND300 billion ($14 million), with funding sourced from the Vietnam Airlines Corporation.