They also support splitting the massive contract, contrary to government plan The government is now the last obstacle to the disclosure of key financial arrangements for the West Kowloon cultural district project. The three contenders told legislators yesterday they respected public opinion and would unveil their proposals' financial arrangements if the government allowed it. Speaking at a special meeting of the Legco planning, lands and works panel, the three bidders said they were also open to breaking the massive project into several smaller contracts instead of one large one. It was the first time property developers had attended a Legco meeting to discuss the project. The government has repeatedly refused to disclose the financial arrangements, with Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen saying it would hamper negotiations. The government's insistence on a single contract approach has been widely criticised. Henderson Land vice-chairman Colin Lam Ko-yin was the first to make the promise of financial disclosure. 'If the government has no objection, we will actively consider the public's request. It shouldn't be a problem for us,' said Mr Lam, whose company is bidding for the project through a subsidiary, World City Culture Park. Sino Land executive director Yu Wai-wai, a spokesman for short-listed bidder Sunny Development, said his consortium agreed. Cheung Kong (Holdings) executive director Grace Woo Chia-ching said: 'If the rules of the game change, we will follow the new rule.' Cheung Kong has launched a joint bid for the project with Sun Hung Kai Properties, under the name Dynamic Star International. Deputy Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Au King-chi said the government would release all the public feedback it received, if those who expressed their opinion had no objection. She said the government's assessment of the bids would take into account proposals for managing museums and theatres; co-operation with local and overseas arts groups; the quality of their partners; and efficiency, transparency and accountability. The plan to build a cultural hub on 40 hectares of reclaimed land through property development has faced strong opposition since it was unveiled in September last year. Nine non-profit groups spoke at the special meeting. All expressed strong reservations. Six of the groups - including the People's Panel on West Kowloon and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects - called for the project's suspension.