The government and related organisations awarded contracts for construction and building services work worth a total of HK$1.75 billion during October 2013, most of it railway related by value.
Railway operator MTR Corporation (0066), which is 77 percent owned by the government, awarded three contracts worth a total of HK$702 million.
The trackwork and overhead lines work for the Shatin to Central Link went transport systems contractor Alstom Hong Kong for HK$425.9 million.
Maeda Corporation, meanwhile, will be adding a new subway at Carnarvon Road for the MTR for a contract sum of HK$203.9 million.
The next sizeable chuck of contracts came from the Housing Authority with HK$472.4 million worth of work awarded.
Mainland giant China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of China State Construction International Holdings (3311) won a contract worth HK$144.3 million for foundations for public rental housing development at Anderson Road Site C1.
In a sign that more housing work is in the pipeline, the authority awarded four ground investigation term contracts worth a total of HK$168.6 million.
Building services contractors won contracts worth a total of HK$173.9 million from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
Water Supplies Department awarded two contracts worth a total of HK$308.7 million.
China Road-China Pipeline Joint Venture won a contract for improvement of freshwater supply to Cheung Chau worth HK$181.8 million while Ming Hing Waterworks Engineering bagged a contract worth HK$126.9 million for replacement and rehabilitation of watermains in Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun.
The Architectural Services Department awarded a nominated subcontract worth HK$4.6 million to SIGMA Elevator for lift installation as part of the work to relocate the Court of Final Appeal and the Development Office of the Judiciary to the former Legislative Council building at Central.