The government and related organisations awarded public sector contracts worth a total of HK$5 billion for construction and building services work during February.
According to the latest government gazette notice published last week, the Architectural Services Department accounted for about HK$3.07 billion of this total out of which the design and construction of Tin Shui Wai Hospital worth HK$2.97 billion went to Leighton-Able Joint Venture.
The Housing Authority’s Development and Construction Division awarded a total of HK$784 million worth for public housing contracts and subcontracts.
Out of this, the construction of Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate Redevelopment Phases 2 and 6, demolition and minor works at Tung Tau Estate Redevelopment Phase 8 and Alteration and Additional Works at Homantin Estate worth a total of HK$542.5 million went to Gammon Construction.
The other Housing Authority contracts were building services subcontracts for public housing at Anderson Road and Hung Shui Kiu.
Gammon Construction picked up another contract worth HK$489 .5 million with joint venture partner Welcome for a term contract from 2013 to 2019 for high speed roads in New Territories East and Hong Kong Island.
For water mains, Excel Engineering bagged a contract worth HK$467.4 million for the replacement and rehabilitation of water mains, stage 4 phase 1 remaining mains on Hong Kong Island.
In the previous month of January, the government and related organsations awarded a total of HK$11 billion worth of public sector contracts, most of it civil works related.
According to latest estimates by the Construction Industry Council, spending on public sector contracts for civil works, building works, renovation and alteration works and electrical and mechanical works is expected to be within the region of HK$75 to 90 billion for the 2013-14 financial year.