Provisional Airport Authority

Direct comparison wrong

THE accusation made by Emily Lau on the excess of benefits enjoyed by Hospital Authority staff over civil servants was a demonstration of immaturity by our Legislative Councillors.

Saturday, 25 November, 1995, 12:00am

Banks unveil PAA loan plan

BANKS have submitted proposals for the HK$11.6 billion syndicated loan for the Provisional Airport Authority.

Bankers said they had put together financing proposals for the deal, but said it was unclear when a mandate would be awarded or what structure the authority would seek.

The authority is conducting due diligence studies on the banks' proposals.

11 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Airport authority accused of rip-off

THE Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) has been accused of ripping off contractors and charging higher than average prices for accommodation and food at the Chek Lap Kok site.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am


I AM one of the many thousands of people working on the new airport project at Chek Lap Kok, and am concerned at some of the health and safety issues on the island.

23 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Airport fuelling contract

THE Provisional Airport Authority has called for expressions of interest in providing aircraft fuelling services at the new Chek Lap Kok airport.

The franchisees would be responsible for dispensing aviation fuel from tarmac-level hydrants into aircraft and emptying aircraft of fuel into tanker trucks, the authority said.

16 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Costain group wins airport landside deal

A CONSORTIUM of Chinese, British and Japanese contractors is set to win one of the largest remaining contracts for the Chek Lap Kok airport on Tuesday.

Costain-Nishimatsu-China Harbour Engineering is in pole position for the $1.6 billion order to construct the 'landside' infrastructure, having shaken off a challenge from six other contenders.

26 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Runway delay averts dispute

CHEK LAP KOK airport's second runway is expected to be built after the handover, in a bid to avoid more Sino-British negotiations on its financing package.

A source close to Chinese side said the Provisional Airport Authority's initial business plan showed the second runway would be built in 1998, soon after the new airport opened to flights.

9 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Saving dolphins, not face

THE Advisory Council on the Environment's rejection of plans for a temporary fuel depot for the new airport project is good news for dolphins at Chek Lap Kok - and bad news for the 'sardines' at Kai Tak. The present airport is so overcrowded regular travellers may see red that pink dolphins have given the Provisional Airport Authority a black eye (PAA).

22 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Plea to put depot on hold

GROUNDWORK for an aviation fuel depot at Sha Chau suffered a setback yesterday when a group of legislators demanded work be frozen.

The legislators said they wanted to make the Government take into account an environmental study which is still under way.

10 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Move unacceptable

THE very pace of Hong Kong's development has given rise to environmental concerns. Major public projects, for example, are normally preceded by environmental impact assessments (EIAs). These help planners, and ecologists, to weigh the benefits of any plan to humans against the cost to ecosystems and to individual species.

10 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Cash granted

LEGISLATORS agreed to grant another $5.2 billion to the Provisional Airport Authority, despite worries about the deadlock in talks over two supporting financial agreements for the new airport.

Councillors voiced concern that further delay in clinching the agreements could mean higher costs for the project because of soaring interest rates.

28 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Rock blamed for delay

INFERIOR rock is being partially blamed for a delay in the return of tenders for the massive $3 billion runway construction contract at Chek Lap Kok.

The rock, excavated from Chek Lap Kok and stockpiled as part of the main reclamation work, is earmarked by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) for the runway, apron and airfield pavements.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Airport foundations behind schedule

WORK on the massive foundations for the terminal building at Chek Lap Kok is behind schedule, the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) admitted yesterday.

But it said work would still be completed by next April.

Just 35 per cent of the foundations for the 1.2-kilometre-long building have been completed, even though work should have already passed halfway.

9 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

New hotel too late

THE Provisional Airport Authority's (PAA) invitation to international hotel developers to develop a 600-room hotel at the site of the new airport must have brought sighs of relief to the tourism and hotel industry.

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Supply figures

I REFER to the letter from the Provisional Airport Authority, 'Safety always first priority' (South China Morning Post, October 26), indicating its commitment to promoting safety and health on sites.

This is most welcome. However, would the authority like to reply regarding the following points.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am