The Government might have to pay compensation for delays of more than three months to the project, legislators were told. Tourism Commissioner Mike Rowse said that in order to save time the Disneyland joint-venture company would start to build the park before the Government completed the infrastructure. He said extensions of time to government contracts could be authorised by the engineer appointed by the Government to supervise the work. However, in other situations not approved by the engineer, the joint-venture company formed by the Government and Disney could claim compensation from the Government if the delay was longer than three months. Mr Rowse said the Government could not claim compensation from Disney. Chan Yuen-han of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong asked how much local contractors would benefit. Director of Civil Engineering Lo Yiu-ching said the contracts would be split into smaller contracts and usually overseas firms would form joint ventures with local builders.