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A third terminal will be built at Da Nang International Airport in the coastal city of Da Nang in central Vietnam to increase the airport’s capacity to 28 million passengers and 200,000 tonnes of cargo by 2030, according to the airport’s operator.

The new T3, to have a total investment cost of VND9 trillion (US$383 million), will be designed to handle 18 million tourists and 100,000 tonnes of cargo annually, Le Xuan Tung, deputy general director of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), told local media.

The T3 terminal is expected to augment capacity at the two already existing terminals—T1 and T2—to help ease congestion at the airport in the near future, while promoting connections in trade, investment, and tourism in key central economic zones among Hue-Da Nang-Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.

Tung said the ACV has urged the ministries of transport and finance and relevant agencies to complete the final procedures for the project.

“The airport hosts 23 flights each day and grows 30 percent annually. Meanwhile, the development of airlines including VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Bamboo Airways and tourism property in the city has strongly lured foreign investment in recent years,” Tung said.

“We have asked the Ministry of Transport to approve the detailed plan for construction of a new terminal project.”

In 2017, the city launched the T2 terminal to serve the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The T2 was built with a design capacity of 13 million passengers per year from 2020, but it has already become overloaded with 13.3 million passengers recorded in 2018.

The city’s airport is now the third largest in Vietnam, after Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City. It is an important gateway to the central and Central Highlands region and the East-West Economic Corridors connecting Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.

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