Airport $65m sought
SOME $65 million is being sought from the Legislative Council Finance Committee to pay for the fitting-out of government facilities within the air cargo complex at Chek Lap Kok airport.
The cash will cover work for five departments: Agricultural and Fisheries, Customs and Excise, Health, Immigration and Census and Statistics. A government spokesman said the project would be entrusted to franchisees who would operate the cargo complex.
On June 30, the British and Chinese sides of the Airport Committee reached agreement on the terms of the two franchises between the future Airport Authority and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited and Asia Airfreight Terminal Company Limited for air cargo services at the new airport.
The Legco public works sub-committee will scrutinise the application next Tuesday before the request goes to the Finance Committee later this month.