All bidders for the West Kowloon Cultural District yesterday gave unreserved support to the government's plan for the arts hub's future. Henderson Land vice-chairman Colin Lam Ko-yin said his company would respect and support the administration's decision. He said Henderson, one of the three bidders for the project through its subsidiary, World City Cultural Park, had the lowest plot ratio of the contenders and was prepared to reduce it further. Plot ratio defines the total floor area of buildings allowed to be built on a site and is calculated by dividing the net floor area of all buildings by the net site area. Mr Lam said his company's proposal followed the government's requirements the closest and it was prepared to make changes according to the government's decision. He said it would be better if the administration retained the controversial giant canopy in the design. Fellow contenders Dynamic Star International and Sunny Development spoke of their support for the government after it emerged that Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan will unveil the administration's plans for the project on October 7. The South China Morning Post reported last week that Mr Hui would announce the government's plan next month and that it would allow more property developers to have a slice of the waterfront site. It is understood the announcement will be made when the Legislative Council's House Committee resumes on October 7. It will include the long-awaited results of a six-month public consultation. The Post has also learned that the government still prefers that the arts facilities be operated by the private sector although many critics remain sceptical about leaving museums and arts services in private hands. A government source said earlier: 'If we fund the arts and cultural facilities with public money, we are simply duplicating what the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is doing; that is not what we want to see.' In a written statement, Dynamic Star International - a Cheung Kong Holdings and Sun Hung Kai Properties joint venture - said: 'We are committed to the success of the West Kowloon Cultural District project and in this connection will await and co-operate with the government regarding its plans.' The last time the joint venture spoke openly on the project was in the summer, when Cheung Kong executive director Grace Woo Chia-ching said a co-ordinator was needed. Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, vice-chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, later said the proposals were of high quality and could form the foundation for the next phase. At a Sino Land function yesterday, the company's executive director, Yu Wai-wai, made a statement similar to that of Dynamic Star International's. Sino Land formed the Sunny Development consortium with Wharf (Holdings) and Chinese Estates Holdings to bid for the project. 'We respect and commit to the government's decision regarding the West Kowloon Cultural District project. We will try our best; the most important thing is Hong Kong has excellent cultural facilities,' yesterday's statement said.