City mulls metro track to Tan Son Nhat airport Anh Quan By Anh Quan - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The government of HCMC is looking for financial support to carry out the pre-feasibility study for a metro section linking Metro Line No. 5 with Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Tan Binh District. The 2-kilometer-long section is envisioned going underground from the Cong Hoa station of Metro Line No. 5 to the biggest international airport in Vietnam and have two stations, according to the city government’s document sent to the Ministry of Planning and Investment on Tuesday. The document said there has not been any study for building the planned metro section, which is expected to meet the demand of a large number of passengers for travelling to and from Tan Son Nhat airport. The city government is seeking investors for a number of metro lines and will prioritize the public-private partnership (PPP) format for these projects. The city government proposed the … [Read more...] about City mulls metro track to Tan Son Nhat airport
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An important recent incident persuaded me to write this piece. Yakabe Yoshinori, Japan's deputy general consul in Ho Chi Minh City, held a meeting with Dong Nai Province authorities on February 14 to discuss construction of Long Thanh International Airport. It was reported that the Japanese government is still undecided whether to provide official development assistance funding for the project. At the meeting, Yoshinori said his government has not made a final decision because the airport remains controversial in Vietnam. Some people are calling for upgrading Tan Son Nhat International Airport in nearby Ho Chi Minh City instead of building a new one in Dong Nai. I am frustrated by the whole thing, especially the criticism of the construction of Long Thanh. I had thought that the criticism lacked conviction and would not have a significant bearing on the decision to go ahead. I did not expect it to end up affecting the Japanese government's decision on assistance for what is a major … [Read more...] about Why don’t we close Tan Son Nhat airport?
With the growing number of planes that arrive in or depart from Tan Son Nhat airport every day, now standing at 400 per day, residents in areas near the airport increasingly suffer from noise pollution caused by these planes. >> House damaged as plane flies too low in HCMC Dang Thi Du, a resident in Ward 5, Go Vap District, told Tuoi Tre that when she began living there in 1992, only a handful planes took off or landed at the airport each day. "However, in recent years, the number of planes frequenting the airport has considerably increased, as every 3-5 minutes a plane appears, day and night," Du said. Also of concern are cases in which planes have flown too close to the roofs of houses, threatening to hit them, the woman said worryingly. Whenever a plane is landing, the noise gives us a headache, said Pham Thi Mai Huong, Du's daughter. While staying at Du's house for 20 minutes on November 29, Tuoi Tre reporters recorded about 10 planes flying overhead, … [Read more...] about Aircraft noise affects residents near Tan Son Nhat airport
Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine The department said it had co-operated with relevant city agencies to detain the man and hand over reports to the HCM City Drug-related Crime Investigation Police Department for prosecution. The department said criminals had gone to great lengths to hide illegal goods, creating challenges for authorities in detecting violations. Canal rupture at hydro plant causes flooding The canal linked to Serepok 4A Hydropower Plant in Dak Lak Province ran into breakage problems yesterday afternoon, submerging dozens of rice paddies and agricultural produce. The breakage measured around 50 meters each side, while Buon Don District authorities were working to draw up the final cost of the damage. A technical representative from subcontractor Serepok 4A, Buon Don Hydro Power Joint Stock Company, said that sustained heavy rains over several days had caused water rising levels at Serepok River. Repair efforts to the canal were completed … [Read more...] about Foreign man caught carrying 2.4 kilos of cocaine at Tan Son Nhat Airport
VietNamNet Bridge - Many stalls in the lounge of HCM City's Tan Son Nhat airport began listing new price tables since June 26, after the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) issued an ultimatum on putting down overcharging at the airport. The prices for many commodities have fallen sharply. On the afternoon of June 26, Sasco's restaurants changed their menu with new dishes and new prices. According to the new menu, the price for a bread with pork pies reduced from VND 49,000 to VND33,000, the price for a bowl of noodle felt from VND49,000 to VND45,000. An employee said the prices for other dishes were also slashed. Recently, many passengers who traveled on domestic routes at Tan Son Nhat Airport were very indignant with the catering manner and expensive prices in the lounge area after check-in. "I go to Hanoi. Due to the flight being delayed, I had to eat here but the food is too expensive. A bowl of instant noodles was nearly VND50,000, but its quality is similar to … [Read more...] about Tan Son Nhat Airport slashes food prices