Leighton Asia bags $7.1bn Hong Kong boundary control contract

Projects, Slider 13 Jul 2015
Leighton Asia bags $7.1bn Hong Kong boundary control contract

Leighton Contractors (Asia) has bagged a HK$7.1bn deal from the Hong Kong government for construction of a boundary control point on the Hong Kong-China border.

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai boundary control point project will involve construction of a passenger terminal building. Work will also involve creation of nine other main ancillary buildings including fire and police bases, vehicle examination buildings as well as several bridge structures.

Leighton Asia’s parent Cimic group executive chairman and chief executive Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: “The Boundary Control Point project is a key element in the government’s plans to forge closer economic integration with Mainland China and, once operational, it will generate significant benefits for Hong Kong. We look forward to delivering a project of such strategic importance to the Hong Kong government”

Leighton Asia is now a key player in three major gateway projects for the Hong Kong government: the construction of the terminus for the express rail link to China, the boundary crossing facilities for the Hong Kong‐Zhuhai‐Macao bridge, and the Boundary Control Point contract announced today. The project which is scheduled to be completed by 2018, is touted to be the largest Hong Kong project awarded to Leighton Asia as sole contractor.

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