An advisory committee may be set up to monitor the construction of the HK$141.5 billion third runway, the transport secretary said as he tries to defuse public outrage that the project will bypass Legco scrutiny.
“We agree having public monitoring of the third runway project is reasonable. Thus, during the development of the project, we will report its progress to the Legislative Council,” Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung told the economic services panel yesterday.
“Also, we will consider setting up an advisory committee to let stakeholders in society monitor the project together.”
Cheung said the initial idea was for the committee to be similar to the one that monitored construction of Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok in the late 1990s.