Contract for Widening of Tung Chung Road awarded

The Territory Development Department (TDD) today (May 31) awarded a contract for the widening of a section of Tung Chung Road to serve residents of nearby villages.

Works under the contract mainly include the widening of a 950m-long section of Tung Chung Road between Pa Mei and Lung Tseng Tau at Tung Chung to a two-lane carriageway.

The contract will also cover the construction of footpaths and a cycle track as well as other associated works including landscaping, drainage and sewerage works.

The contract, at a cost of about $26 million, was signed between the Project Manager/Hong Kong Island and Islands of the Territory Development Department, Mr Cheung Tai-yan, and a representative from the Harvest Civil Engineering Company Limited.

Works will begin immediately and be completed by end of 2003.

End/Friday, May 31, 2002