Contract awarded for site formation works at Anderson Road

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (January 28) awarded a $2.063 billion contract for site formation works and associated engineering infrastructures at Anderson Road, East Kowloon.  The project is aimed at providing land for the construction of public housing as well as other government and public facilities. 

The works will include:

* Formation of 20 hectares of land platforms with construction of associated slopes and retaining walls;

* Roadworks of 4.7km in length, including associated road junction improvements;

* Water mains, drainage and sewerage works, including the construction of an underground stormwater storage tank;

* Landscaping works; and

* All necessary environmental mitigation works, including measures for implementing a comprehensive environmental monitoring and audit programme.

The Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Chai Sung-veng, and a representative from the contractor, China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited signed the contract today.
“The project, which entails close interfaces with the local residents, is a challenge to CEDD.  We will do our best to minimise any inconvenience to the public during construction and will maintain communication with all the stake-holders through a resident liaison group and a 24-hour enquiry hotline,” Mr Chai said.

The works will begin on Thursday (January 31) for target completion in December, 2014.  Land formation will be completed in phases for staged handover to the Housing Department for public housing development.  Upon completion, the development will provide about
16,100 public housing units for about 48,000 people in phases between 2015 and 2016.  

The contract awarded today will create about 790 jobs, including 640 for labourers and 150 for professional/technical staff, during the construction period.

Ends/Monday, January 28, 2008
Issued at HKT 16:20

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