Infrastructure projects are often dubbed white elephants during the planning stage, but in retrospect their contributions are invaluable. Shedding new light on cash-flow management and industry development initiatives for the artificial islands could help clear up lingering concerns.
The use of deep cement mixing helps avoid the release of large amounts of marine sediment and traffic, easing environmental concerns. Future reclamation works can benefit as it provides a good alternative to lengthy land resumption.
The government, in launching large projects, has used various development models to ease the financial burden. Providing a clear direction will help win public confidence.