In order to speed up construction works for the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) project, construction is going be under taken on a 24Hr cycle. at ‘relevant sites’ only.
According to The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) “To cope with the construction progress, the government has permitted relevant sites the extension of working hours to night time till early morning,” GIT confirmed on Wednesday.
“Taking into account the possible impact on the public, our Office requires all contractors to strictly carry out mitigation measures for noise control during such extensions… [in particular] loud/ noisy processes should be avoided,”
The construction work for the foundation of the LRT depot, considered the “heart zone” of the LRT system, started in November 2011. The large-scale construction project began in 2012 with the construction of the Taipa and Cotai sections.
The latest Commission of Audit report on the LRT, issued this week, indicates that the project’s budget will substantially surpass the GIT’s 2013 internal estimation of MOP14.27 billion, and there is a “severe delay” in the LRT Taipa section of more than 300 days.