Vietur consortium wins contract for Vietnam’s Long Thanh Int’l Airport

The Vietur consortium, led by Turkey-based IC İçtaş Construction, has won the contract to build the passenger terminal of Long Thanh International Airport, located in Dong Nai province, Vietnam.

The Phase 1 project will have a capacity of 25 million passengers and 1.2 mil t of cargo per year. Once all phases are operational, the airport is expected to serve about 100 million passengers per year.

Totalling US$1.5 billion, the contract undertaken by the consortium will include a terminal building and equipment installations. It is planned to be completed within 39 months. More than 10,000 employees are expected to work on the Long Thanh International Airport project.

“With this Long Thanh International Airport project, we are bringing our vast experience in construction and management to the Far East,” said Fırat Çeçen, chairman of IC İçtaş Construction. “The Vietur consortium includes leading Vietnamese companies in their respective fields. We aim to deliver the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project to international standards within 39 months, in close coordination with our local and international partners.”

Mr Çeçen added, “The rapid growth of the country’s economy requires major infrastructure investments such as this airport. We appreciate the Vietnamese government’s determination to complete such key projects. We also thank the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) for its fair approach and support during the preparation phase. We believe that ACV’s support will play a crucial role in the success of the project.”