Infrastructure for Penny's Bay Development, Contract 2 signed

The Director of Civil Engineering, Dr. Lau Ching-kwong, today (August 6) signed a contract with China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited for the construction of the second batch of infrastructure for Penny's Bay Development.

The contract, at a cost of HK$1.38 billion, comprises the decommissioning of the former Cheoy Lee Shipyard, site formation of about 20 hectares of land and construction of about 3.9km of roads and vehicular bridges together with the associated drainage and sewerage works. The contract also involves the construction of an arboretum and a tree farm in the public water recreation centre.

The arboretum of about 4 hectares will include a collection of a wide range of local and exotic plant materials. Special plant collection zones such as fruit tree garden, fengshui woodland, timber garden, bamboo garden, rose garden and fragrance garden will be areas of special educational and botanical interest. The tree farm of about 2.7 hectares will supply plant materials for the public amenity areas in Penny's Bay Development Area including the water recreational centre.

Construction works under this contract will start immediately for completion by mid-2005.

End/Tuesday, August 6, 2002