Public works worth $3.4b awarded Sept

Public works worth $3.4b awarded Sept

The government and affiliated organisations awarded public works contracts totalling HK$3.36 billion in September 2013.

The Civil Engineering and Development Department was the leader in terms of total value of work awarded, at HK$1.2 billion, although most of it was accounted for by one contract.

That was the Kai Tak Development – Stage 4 infrastructure at former north apron area awarded to Kwan On Construction for HK$1.01 billion.

The Housing Authority continued to spend furiously on supplying more public and subsidised housing, awarding a total of HK$1.1 worth of main contracts and subcontracts during September.

Shui On Building Contractors, a subsidiary of SOCAM Development (0983), was awarded the contract for public rental housing at ex-Yuen Long Estate for HK$440 million.

Chun Wo Construction and Engineering, a subsidiary of Chun Wo Development Holdings (0711), bagged a Home Ownership Scheme project also at Wang Yip Street  West, Yuen Long for HK$423 million.

Kai Tak Development on 9 October 2013   (Danny Chung)

Kai Tak Development on 9 October 2013 (Danny Chung)

Water Supplies Department awarded two contracts with a combined value of HK$748 million, one of which was the construction of the Butterfly Valley Fresh Water Primary Service Reservoir extension and associated mainlaying which was awarded to Kwan On-China Geo joint venture for HK$336.4 million.

On building services, the MTR Corporation (0066) awarded a contract worth HK$180.4 million for escalators for the phase 1 of the Shatin-Central Link to ThyssenKrupp Elevator (HK).

It looks like the troubled West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail Link will be having some very expensive toilets after the MTRC awarded a contract for public toilet fit-out works worth HK$53.1 million to Wan Chung Construction.

Meanwhile, in a possible sign that the Airport Authority Hong Kong may be limbering up, albeit quietly, for the Third Runway project, it awarded a contract last month for land-based site investigation works at Hong Kong International Airport to Intrafor Hong Kong.

Danny Chung



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