Hong Kong has little choice but to hand over funds to secure the completion of the MTR's Shatin to Central Link. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong has little choice but to hand over funds to secure the completion of the MTR's Shatin to Central Link. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong has little choice but to hand over funds to secure the completion of the MTR's Shatin to Central Link. Photo: SCMP
Jake Van Der Kamp
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Jake's View by Jake Van Der Kamp

Contractors keep bilking us for billions in cost overruns because they can

Government should revise the way it handles revenue from land sales, otherwise public works contractors will keep taking us to the cleaners

Hong Kong has little choice but to hand over funds to secure the completion of the MTR's Shatin to Central Link. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong has little choice but to hand over funds to secure the completion of the MTR's Shatin to Central Link. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong has little choice but to hand over funds to secure the completion of the MTR's Shatin to Central Link. Photo: SCMP
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.