The government awarded nearly HK$11 billion worth of contracts for construction and building services work in January 2013, with civil works accounting for most of it.
According to a gazettal notice last month, total value of work awarded the previous month was about HK$10.96 billion.
Out of this, civil works awarded by the Civil Engineering and Development Department accounted for about HK$5.46 billion.
The fourth contract for CEDD’s Central to Wanchai Bypass project went to China State-Leader joint venture at a contract sum of HK$3.35 billion while Chit Cheung Construction picked up the reconstruction and upgrading of Kai Tak Nullah for the Kai Tak Development at a contract sum of HK$1.95 billion.
China State Construction, the local subsidiary of mainland construction giant China State Construction International Holdings (3311), also grabbed another big job during January.
Water Supplies Department awarded a contract worth HK$3.25 billion to China State-ATAL Joint Venture for the expansion of Tai Po treatment works and ancillary raw water and fresh water transfer facilities.
For public housing, the Housing Authority’s Development and Construction Division awarded a total of HK$1.53 billion worth of work.
Most of this sum was accounted for by one contract worth HK$1.23 billion for construction of public rental housing at Hung Shui Kiu Area 13 Phases 1 and 2 which went to Yau Lee Construction, a subsidiary of locally listed Yau Lee Holdings (0406).
The other contracts were for various building services work to be carried out by nominated subcontractors for public housing at Hung Shui Kiu and Anderson Road.
In the meantime more jobs are on the way.
Contractors have until 5 April to submit tenders to CEDD for contract 2 of the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point site formation and infrastructure works.
Drainage Services Department is calling tenders for the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A Upgrading Works at Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works – Sludge Handling and Disposal Facilities with deadline now amended to also 5 April.