ACV to hold design contest for Long Thanh airport terminal The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is seeking the Ministry of Transport’s nod for a contest to find the best design for the passenger terminal at an international airport planned in Long Thanh District in the southern province of Dong Nai. ACV was quoted by the Vietnam News Agency as saying that the passenger terminal at the Long Thanh international airport is designed to have total floor space of around 400,000 square meters and handle 25 million passengers a year in the first phase. It should meet requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Organization (IATA) for services at leading airports around the world. The passenger terminal should be connected consistently with infrastructure facilities at the airport and in line with the approved master zoning plan for the multi-billion airport, which is envisioned becoming an aviation hub in Southeast Asia. ACV said the design should meet all criteria for function, architectural zoning and harmony with the surrounding landscape, among others. Local and foreign firms and individuals are invited to take part in the contest, which is scheduled to take place from April to June this year. Based on the winning entry, ACV will work out a feasible design for the passenger terminal at Long Thanh airport. Earlier, Japan told the Ministry of Transport about the possibility of providing US$4.3 million for carrying out the feasibility study for the terminal….