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More work to come at Ocean Park starting with first hotel

Danny Chung Contractors can look forward to a new raft of projects at Ocean Park starting with the development of its first hotel once the theme park completes its assessment of the bids received and announces


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Government to seek funding for Central ferry pier revamp

Danny Chung The government will press ahead with implementing the proposed revamp of Central Piers starting first with getting funding after the Town Planning Board gave the green light last Friday. A spokesperson for the Civil


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Express Rail Link on time and to cost, say Govt and MTRC

Danny Chung The government and its majority owned railway operator MTR Corporation (0066) have dismissed claims by a local newspaper that the Express Rail Link under construction would be finished late and over budget. Secretary for


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Works depts staff wages on the line in Legco filibuster

Danny Chung With the high drama of the current filibustering in the Legislative Council over the new government budget continuing to grab the news headlines, staff and contractors working for the government works departments will not


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Construction industry gearing up for competition law

Danny Chung The construction industry, which is sometimes known locally and overseas for its questionable business dealings, is gearing up to comply with a new competition law in Hong Kong. The Legislative Council last June enacted


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AA calls tenders for QS services for Midfield Phase 2

Danny Chung In another sign that more construction work is coming, the Airport Authority Hong Kong is calling tenders for a cost consultancy contract for the Midfield Phase 2 and associated works at the airport. Cost


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Public works worth $16.4 billion awarded in March

Danny Chung Public works contracts worth nearly HK$16.4 billion in total were awarded by government departments and government controlled organisations last month as investment in public infrastructure and housing continued unabated. According to the government gazette


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Steelfixing daily rate to rise to $1,490

Danny Chung Main contractors will be coughing up more and earlier too for steelfixing labour as a predetermined wage increase agreement kicks in. In a joint press release last Friday, the Hong Kong Bar-Bendering Contractors Association


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Report: Management grade pay higher than Hong Kong median salary

Danny Chung Management and professional grade staff working in the construction industry continue to be command higher salaries than the median Hong Kong salary according to a new industry report. According to the “Hong Kong Construction


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Town Planning Board rejects bus terminus redevelopment plan

Danny Chung Former bus operator China Motor Bus (0026) has failed to get planning approval for its long-delayed redevelopment project at its offices in Chai Wan. The Metro Planning Committee of the Town Planning Board last


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