A firm partly owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties has been chosen to run the new Lantau Fixed Crossing. It is understood that the Government has chosen to award the four-year contract to Tsing Ma Management Limited, from three other pre-qualified tenders. Sun Hung Kai Properties owns 40 per cent of its shares. A Government official said the issue should not be controversial, since the contract and open tender procedures were similar to other Government tunnels. But he said: 'There may be some adverse publicity since Sun Hung Kai has infrastructure near the Tsing Ma Control area.' The official said the Government was still discussing details of toll collection. The contract also had yet to be approved by the Chinese side and the Executive Council. The Lantau Fixed Crossing, which comprises the Tsing Ma and Kap Shui Mun bridges, will be completed next year to link the new airport and the rest of the territory.