Airport Core Programme

Arts hub dream can still come true

Few works projects in Hong Kong have run into as much trouble as the arts hub proposed in West Kowloon. The lofty ambition to put the city on the international art map with a purpose-built cultural district began in 1998.

Monday, 19 March, 2012, 12:00am

Will it fly? Let investors decide

Before legislators get carried away on the public relations wave created by the Airport Authority and Cathay Pacific in support of spending HK$100 billion or so of public money on a new runway, they should consider the government's abysmal records both in forecasting and infrastructure planning.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Does Hong Kong need to build a third airport runway?

Jessica Leung, 16, Our Lady of the Rosary College

Recently, the Airport Authority announced that they had decided to build a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. This decision has attracted a lot of attention and controversy. I don't agree with the decision.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Great debate on HK$80b third runway begins

Some sharp questions will be asked about the government's proposed HK$80 billion third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport when a consultation on the project begins on Thursday.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

West Kowloon

West Kowloon is a futuristic concept in the development of Hong Kong.

With innovative skyscrapers, property companies have begun to regenerate an area which was recognised as part of Victoria Harbour until the airport moved from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Need for a third runway is signalled

Citing aviation trends, study says Chek Lap Kok may reach capacity by 2020 and calls for steps toward long-term growth

Hong Kong needs to make significant investments in its transport infrastructure to deal with a growing economy and competition from rival cities in the region, the HK2030 Study says.

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Disney funding package suffers setback

The Disneyland project suffered a setback yesterday when lawmakers expressed opposition to a $3.2 billion funding package for ground work at the site in Penny's Bay, Lantau.

The Government is seeking Legco approval for the funds for road construction and reclamation of 10 hectares of land.

8 May 2001 - 12:00am

End of the runway for agency

The agency which oversaw the $155.3 billion airport core programme will be dissolved in September, its head said yesterday.

Director of the New Airport Projects Co-ordinating Office (NAPCO) Kwok Ka-keung said 140 people would be affected by the disbandment - one-third from consultancy firms whose contracts terminate this month.

6 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Large contract claims 'usual'

Hefty claims are a natural part of large-scale construction contracts, a senior official said.

In a written reply to Eric Li Ka-cheung, acting Secretary for Works Lee Shing-see said 20,923 claims against 152 airport contracts had been received.

12 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Charged issue

Now that the United States has added its voice to the chorus of alarm from airline operators about the proposed charges when Chek Lap Kok finally opens, there is likely to be a more weighty argument about whether Hong Kong's new $156 billion airport is pricing itself out of the game even before the first flight has landed.

8 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Fiery exhibition to launch Lantau Link

A spectacular $5 million fireworks display will be among the special attractions marking next month's official opening of the Lantau Link, a key project in the Airport Core Programme.

The 20-minute display at 8 pm on April 27, will highlight the official opening of the transport corridor by former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

6 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Green light for roads

The West Kowloon Expressway and Kwai Chung Viaduct are now open to traffic.

The expressway and viaduct are important parts of the Airport Core Programme (ACP) transport corridor that will serve the new airport at Chek Lap Kok and Tung Chung new town.

The expressway is the first of the 10 ACP projects to be completed.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Construction of airport project hit by labour scarcity

CONSTRUCTION work on a number of key projects along the Mass Transit Railway Corp's (MTRC) new airport railway line, including three stations, is running behind schedule.

The worst affected are Tsing Yi station, which is up to three months behind schedule, Hong Kong Island Central station at about 10 weeks and Kowloon station which is six weeks late.

11 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

'Extras' balloon on new airport projects

The cost of building Chek Lap Kok airport and related projects has risen by nearly $1 billion, largely due to design modifications and extra construction costs as contractors race the clock to complete the project on time.

4 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Firms call for faster labour imports

The labour importation scheme is being strangled by red tape, threatening the 1998 opening of the new airport and associated railway, according to the Airport Authority and the Mass Transit Railway Corp (MTRC).

They say bureaucracy has caused a shortage of skilled workers in the territory.

19 Jul 1996 - 12:00am