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?
Tan son nhat airport to district 1
VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City have launched a new bus route (No. 109) from 23/9 Park in District 1 to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Tan Binh District. This is a luxury bus route to serve passengers from Tan Son Nhat Airport to the city’s center, with a total distance of 10.4 km, 110 trips/day, using 63-seat buses with air-conditioners. The buses are available from 5.45am to 1.30am of the next day to serve passengers of the last flights. All six new yellow buses used on this route were imported from Korea. The fares for passengers traveling less than 5km is VND12,000 and VND20,000 for the distance of over 5km. The current bus route from Trung Son residential area in District 8 to Tan Son Nhat Airport does not attract passengers, particularly tourists. The introduction of the No. 109 bus route is expected to reduce traffic congestion around the airport and give tourists one more choice. The bus route: - 23-9 Park - Le Lai - Ben Thanh Roundabout - Pham Ngu … [Read more...] about New bus route from Tan Son Nhat Airport to downtown HCM City launched
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. >> Official denies plane flew low, damaged house>> 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 … [Read more...] about Aircraft noise affects residents near Tan Son Nhat airport
VietNamNet Bridge - Up to 229kg of heroin passed through many stages of strict control of the Tan Son Nhat international airport in HCM City to go to Taiwan. This has shocked those within international business aviation. It is guessed that the scanner worth $1.2 million did not work properly at the time the heroin was checked. Taiwanese authorities detect 229kg of heroin on a flight from Vietnam On November 17, the Taiwanese authorities detected and confiscated 229kg of heroin worth $300 million which was hidden in 12 speakers transported from HCM City, on a flight of China Airlines (Taiwan). It is abnormal that such a huge amount of heroin could pass several stages of strict control at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed relevant bodies to investigate the case. At present, the investigating agencies have identified the way of this amount of heroin. Accordingly, the heroin originated from China and it was shipped into Vietnam by road. A group … [Read more...] about How 229kg of heroin could pass through 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