Following is a question by the Hon Abraham Shek and a written reply by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, in the Legislative Council today (April 15):
According to government information, as at the end of March last year, the outstanding financial commitment of capital works was about $340 billion. In addition, the Budget of this year estimated that the total financial commitment of the Capital Works Reserve Fund would reach $306.7 billion by the end of March this year, among which capital works projects would account for $296.1 billion. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:
(1) in each of the past five financial years, of (i) the number of capital works projects the tender exercises for which were conducted, (ii) the number of contracts awarded for those projects, (iii) the total value of those contracts, and (iv) the reasons for contracts not being awarded for some of the projects (set out in a table); and
(2) regarding the capital works projects the funding approvals for which have been granted by the Finance Committee of this Council but tender exercises have not yet been conducted at present, of (i) their names, (ii) the amounts of approved funding and (iii) the anticipated commencement dates of tendering (set out in a table)?
My reply to the two parts of the Hon Shek's question is as follows:
(1) The information on the tender exercises and contracts awarded in each of the past five financial years for capital works projects, excluding projects entrusted to/implemented by the MTR Corporation Ltd., the Hospital Authority, subvented bodies, etc., are shown in Table 1.
(2) The project titles of the capital works projects that have obtained funding approval from the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council but have not yet commenced tender exercise, their respective amount of approved funding and anticipated tender invitation dates are shown in Table 2.
Ends/Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:49