Work has started on the construction of a new terminal at Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam as part of an expansion project worth approximately VND3.5tr (US$156m).
According to a report by local news agency Vietnam News, the seagull-inspired new terminal will cover approximately 226,000ft² and has been designed to symbolize Da Nang as a coastal city.
The new facility will have 20 check-in and check-out desks and 10 boarding gates. It will also have a large retail and dining area to help improve the passenger experience. The terminal is expected to serve up to six million passengers annually when completed in 2017.
The Ministry of Transport for Vietnam is reported to have said that the new terminal is intended to help improve the local infrastructure before the city hosts the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade and investment forum.
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