Public works for government facilities, mainly healthcare, worth up to HK$4.53 billion at money-of-the-day cost (MOD) are set to go out to tender in the next few months.
The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved funding earlier this month.
The biggest job in terms of cost is construction of Tin Shui Wai Hospital worth HK$3.91 billion MOD.
In a paper by the Food and Health Bureau to the Public Works Subcommittee of the Legislative Council, the bureau said the existing four hospitals in the New Territories West Cluster could not the projected demand for public hospital services in the area.
The hospital is to be built near Tin Wah Estate and Chung Fu Light Rail Station.
According to an estimate by Architectural Services Department, the estimate of total cost at September 2012 prices is HK$3.15 billion.
When the inflation factor is added, the final cost is HK$3.91 billion MOD.
Among the items of work at September 2012 prices are foundations (HK$226.3 million), basement (HK$50.3 million) and superstructure (HK$1.31 billion) and building services (HK$685.6 million).
The bureau’s paper said the works would be carried out using design and build on a lump sum basis.
Work is scheduled to start in March 2013 for completion by May 2016.
The next item is the redevelopment of Kwong Wah Hospital with preparatory work worth HK$552.7 million.
The Food and Health Bureau will seek funding for the remaining works including demolition and construction of new hospital buildings later according to its paper to the subcommittee.
Almost the entire hospital complex will be demolished and rebuilt apart from retention of two buildings only.
At September 2012 prices, the cost of the preparatory work is HK$410.5 million of which consultants’ fees for design and tender preparation account for HK$235.2 million while decanting works including protection work for Tung Wah Hospital is estimated to cost HK$130 million.
The third item is the preparatory site works for the construction of a columbarium, crematorium and related facilities at Sandy Ridge Cemetery near the Shenzhen River worth HK$66.4 million MOD.
The Food and Health Bureau will seek funds for the remaining work later.
Meanwhile the contractors have until 5 April to submit tenders to the Civil Engineering and Development Department for infrastructure works for housing sites at Lung Ping Road in Tai Wo Ping in Shek Kip Mei.
According to a paper to the Public Works Subcommittee of the Finance Committee, the estimated cost at September 2012 prices is HK$530.5 million excluding the consultant engineer’s fee, resident staff costs, contingency and the factor for inflation.