The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (September 2) awarded a contract of about $407 million for Stage 1 infrastructure works at the former runway area of Kai Tak Airport.
The contract comprises construction of about a 1.8 km long single two-lane carriageway, associated drainage, sewerage and water mains works, and a fireboat berth and public landing steps at the former runway and south apron of Kai Tak Airport.
The main objective of the works is to provide infrastructure to serve the early development in the southern part of the former runway area – the first berth of the cruise terminal and the runway park.
The works will begin on Friday (September 4) and are scheduled for completion in about 46 months. The works will create 308 jobs, comprising 245 for labourers and 63 for professional/technical staff.
The works have been designed by AECOM Asia Co Ltd, which will also supervise the construction.
Ends/Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Issued at HKT 12:50