A VISIT to the Chek Lap Kok airport site on Lantau island shows that work on the $10.1-billion passenger terminal is progressing fast. The contract for the passenger terminal, with a gross floor area of 490,000 square metres, was awarded in January by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA). The PAA has also awarded a contract worth $1.88 billion for the passenger terminal building services. Other contracts underway include work on the $2.61-billion essential airfield infrastructure and other government facilities. Construction work on the Tung Chung New Town phase one was 53 per cent complete by the end of September. The flats, when completed, will be for rental. Work on the West Kowloon Reclamation of 334 hectares of land is 86 per cent complete. Road works have started in the southern part. The Central Reclamation phase one is 73 per cent complete. The North Lantau Expressway's seawall construction, reclamation and earthworks in all three sections is nearing completion. The project is 83 per cent complete. The massive Lantau Fixed-Crossing project is 74 per cent complete. Twenty of the 1,000-tonne suspended sections of the Tsing Ma bridge have been put in place. The main span of the Kap Shui Mun bridge/Ma Wan viaduct is now being constructed. Work on Route Three's highways, bridge and tunnel is underway. The project is 68 per cent complete. Much of the work on the West Kowloon Expressway, which is 63 per cent complete, is in progress. All segments for the 2.7-kilometre elevated northern section have been erected. The Western Harbour Crossing is 63 per cent complete. Work is proceeding on foundations, the ventilation building and approach tunnels on each side of the harbour. Civil engineering work is in progress on station sites for the airport railway.