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Old June 27th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #321
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land reclaimation for which project?
The first 2 seem to be for the Hong Kong Link Road section of the new bridge to Macau/Zhuhai, which requires reclamation of the airport island.



The rest are for the new underground APM depot.

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Airspace worries as Shenzhen expands
July 29, 2016

The expansion of Shenzhen airport, due to be completed in 2018, will reduce the airspace available for Hong Kong's proposed third runway which does not come on line until three years later, according to green groups.

Airport Development Concern Network spokesman Michael Mo Kwan-tai said the expansion of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport will severely restrict airspace and called on the government to explain how this will affect the third runway plan.

The groups also demanded that the government disclose the air traffic plan it made with the authorities from Shenzhen and Macau in 2007.

"The third runway plan will influence the ocean ecosystem, so surely the public deserves the right to know," said Mak Chi-kit of Green Sense.

The two groups also called for the suspension of reclamation work and the charging of the airport construction fee before the court ruling on a judicial review is handed down. The reclamation work and airport construction charge start on Monday.

The groups say they will organize a protest at the airport's arrival hall on Sunday and expect at least 300 participants. "Commencement of the reclamation work and charging of fee on August 1 is unfair to people in Hong Kong," Mo said.

Mak added: "The reclamation work is irreversible. If the judicial review of the third runway succeeds, how can the Airport Authority refund the fee?"

Mo said the release of a brief environmental impact assessment report indicates construction of Shenzhen's third runway will start soon. He said the expanded Shenzhen airport will adopt simultaneous departure/landing leading to more frequent use of its northwest runway, and there will be hardly any airspace left for an emergency go-around path for Hong Kong's third runway.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 04:37 PM   #323
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Time runs out for runway protesters
August 1, 2016



Green groups are demanding an immediate halt to work on the planned third runway.

Groups including Green Sense, Airport Development Concern Network and Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society and Ma Wan residents protested at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday with construction work and the charging of fees for the proposed third runway starting today.

Holding banners saying "anti-third runway" and "shame on the Airport Authority," protesters placed a paper bloodied white dolphin at the arrival hall.

The groups said they have exhausted all channels to raise awareness of the possible repercussions of the runway, such as pollution, destruction of marine habitat and confusion over air traffic control but that the government ignored the pleas, even with the result a judicial review awaited, and pressed ahead.

The Airport Authority has failed to say what it is going to do with airport construction fees it is charging passengers if the judicial review goes against it, the groups said. The court has yet to hand down a ruling on the judicial review it heard last month challenging the permit for building the third runway granted by the Environmental Protection Department.

Network spokesman Michael Mo Kwan-tai, who estimated 200 joined the demonstration yesterday, said he will use his body to protest against the construction launch today.

"The Airport Authority has persisted with starting the construction without waiting for the court verdict," Mo said. "We are also sorry for the Chinese white dolphins that will die because of the construction."
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South China Morning Post Excerpt
Hong Kong airport secures 50-year land lease to develop retail, dining and entertainment hub
Government claims 10-hectare area is of strategic importance to city’s economy and not just a commercial project for the airport authority
September 23, 2016



The Airport Authority has sealed approval to proceed with a 50-year lease at a nominal premium to develop over 10 hectares of the hub’s north commercial district into a large-scale retail, dining and entertainment destination.

The news came as the Transport and Housing Bureau on Friday expressed support for the development project, saying the government had approved the area being carved out from the airport’s original land lease scheduled to expire on June 30, 2047.

A 50-year term for the site is to take effect from this year at a “nominal premium”, a bureau spokeswoman said.

The arrangement will enhance both the authority’s flexibility in using the area and the attractiveness of the project in the market, the spokeswoman said. “The authority has completed the relevant procedures on signing the land lease with the government.”

The site spans an area of over 10 hectares and was used in the past as a temporary golf course and car park. It is to be converted for retail and hotel use, providing 1,000 hotel rooms and a total floor area of over two million square feet in the first phase of retail development, which is expected to be opened in 2019.

The spokeswoman said the project was of strategic importance to the economic and social development of Lantau Island and Hong Kong as well as forming a major part of promoting the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.
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Old November 1st, 2016, 03:44 AM   #325
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South China Morning Post Excerpt
Hong Kong’s Lantau to Tuen Mun link to be delayed
Highways Department blames ‘high technical requirements’ for the HK$45 billion project’s delay
October 31, 2016

A nine-kilometre dual carriageway linking Lantau and Tuen Mun in the northwest New Territories will fail to meet its completion deadline, the Highways Department revealed yesterday without indicating how long the project would be pushed back.

In a statement released last night, the Highways Department cited a “complex construction environment” and “high technical requirements” as reasons for the HK$45 billion project’s delay.

The southern section of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link, a 1.6-kilometre bridge linking north Lantau coast and an artificial island to the east of the airport, was scheduled to open alongside the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge at the end of 2017.

The viaduct would allow traffic to Zhuhai and Macau to join the North Lantau Highway without the need to pass through the airport island. Authorities stressed the delay would not impact the commissioning date of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

The statement explained the contractor was under a “tight construction programme” to cast 2,600 pieces of deck segments for the structure. Extra precaution was also needed as construction was performed over a sea navigation channel, two railway lines and a road highway.

Meanwhile, the northern section involves a five-kilometre sub-sea tunnel which, when complete, would be the longest of its kind in Hong Kong.

But high water pressure and harder than normal rocks below the seabed added to the difficulties and only workers with specialised training are able to undertake the project, according to the Highways Department.

Due for completion by late 2018, the project would provide a second road link to Hong Kong International Airport, which is currently accessible only via the Lantau Link.
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Old November 18th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #326
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South China Morning Post Excerpt
Runway monitors need new focus
17 November, 2016

An alliance of green groups and lawmakers wants the agenda of a Legislative Council subcommittee set up to monitor the third airport runway project to be rearranged so high-priority issues such as financing and airspace are tackled first.

“We feel this subcommittee can still check and challenge the project in a serious way,” said subcommittee member Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, a New Territories West lawmaker. “But they must change the agenda immediately.”

Chairman Wong Ting-kwong said there was no point in changing the order of meetings if the relevant authorities were not able to oblige lawmakers’ demands.

“I understand some colleagues may feel that the issues are important and want to discuss them first,” Wong said. “But it will depend on whether the authorities will be able to provide us additional information or data. If they are not ready, there is no use for us in holding meetings earlier.”

According to the current scheduling by the Transport and Housing Bureau, the first of five meetings over the legislative term will be on environmental issues. Financing will not be discussed until the fourth meeting in June.

That would affect the ability of the subcommittee to scrutinise the Airport Authority’s financing plan when it is released at the end of the year, Chu said. The plan will involve bonds and loans on top of passenger surcharges, which are already in effect.

“We worry the government will deliberately interfere and disallow us the opportunity to have meaningful debate over financing,” he added. “There are still many unanswered questions. Is the project still financially feasible? If there are cost overruns, will the burden be passed on to us? What about loan repayments?”

The HK$141.5 billion project has drawn controversy for years, not least because of the unresolved issue of how a crowded regional airspace shared by other mainland airports would accommodate the increased capacity. The project also means the Chinese white dolphin will lose 650 hectares of habitat.

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Exhibition facility pushes second phase
November 28, 2016
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AsiaWorld-Expo – the exhibition facility near the airport – is pressing the government to allow it to develop an adjacent site, saying it would complement planned developments on Lantau Island and greatly boost the city’s commercial tourism.

Allen Ha Wing-on, chief executive officer of AsiaWorld-Expo, made the call on Monday as he noted that conditions were ripe for the 53,000 square metre site to be kick-started for its second-phase development.

“The site has been earmarked and is ready for convention and exhibition development. We think now is the time for action. All we need is the government’s approval to start this project,” he said, adding that they had had some preliminary discussions with the government one year ago.

Ha said they hoped to develop the site as AsiaWorld-Expo’s existing 70,000 sq m of rentable space had reached saturation point with double-digit growth for the past seven years.

“This year the number of days with full capacity reached a record high of 66 – six days more than last year. The peak spring and autumn season has always been fully booked. Sometimes we are forced to reject big international events due to a lack of space. It’s a great pity,” he said.

Over the past financial year, AsiaWorld-Expo hosted over 300 big events, with 43 of them accommodating over 8,000 visitors and another 78 catering to 4,000 people.

Ha added it would take about three years to construct the new facility, which would produce tremendous economic benefits as it would complement infrastructure development on Lantau and spur the growth of commercial tourism.

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South China Morning Post Excerpt
No increase in airport construction fees for third runway, Hong Kong transport minister vows
Charges for travellers will continue till project is completed in 2024, Anthony Cheung Bing-leung tells lawmakers
December 7, 2016

Transport minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung has vowed that there will be no further increases in the airport construction fees – in effect since August – for financing the HK$141 billion third runway project.

The fees, ranging from HK$70 to HK$180 for travellers, will be charged until 2024, when the project is scheduled to be completed, providing HK$26 billion of the funds needed.

“During the period, no further adjustments will be imposed,” Cheung told lawmakers during a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday.

The transport chief made the pledge as legislator Abraham Shek Lai-him, from the real estate sector, asked if the Airport Authority could increase the fees as well as the landing charges imposed on airlines as it pleased in the future to fund the project.

“This will greatly affect Hong Kong’s economic development,” Shek said.

The landing fees – calculated using a formula based on aircraft weight – will be raised by up to 27 per cent spread over three years from September 1.

The authority has chosen to self-fund the entire project via three means without government subsidies, namely having the government forego its dividends until 2024 (totalling about HK$47 billion), charging the airport construction fee and other levies on airlines, and borrowing from the market to the tune of about HK$69 billion.

Cheung promised that any future adjustments to the landing charges would be in line with inflation.

“Since the landing charges had been frozen for many years, there were drastic adjustments this year. Future adjustments will be subject to a consensus with the industry and an approval from the Executive Council,” he said.

Construction of the multibillion-dollar project was kick-started in August with the reclamation of approximately 650 hectares of land.
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Hong Kong activists fail in legal bid to challenge decision on third airport runway construction
Judge rejects their accusations that environmental watchdog did not take into consideration airspace issues, habitat destruction
December 22, 2016
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The High Court has declined a bid by a Lantau resident and a conservationist to challenge the decision allowing the construction of a third airport runway, rejecting accusations that the environmental watchdog had ignored airspace issues and habitat destruction.

Mr Justice Anderson Chow Ka-ming stated in a judgment on Thursday that the grounds of the applicants’ judicial review were not well-founded or valid.

The Airport Authority, a party to the case, said it welcomed the ruling and would reduce the environmental impact of the project.

In March 2012, the government decided to proceed with plans to expand the Hong Kong International Airport by building a third runway. The director of environmental protection in November 2014 approved an environmental impact assessment report and granted a permit for the controversial project, which is expected to cost HK$141.5 billion.

But Lantau resident Ho Loy and conservationist Yu Hin-pik applied for a judicial review over the department’s decision, questioning whether it had taken into account the runway’s full impact.

In his judgment, Chow wrote that, when deciding on an environmental permit, it was not for the environmental watchdog to vet the wisdom of the authority’s proposal to expand the airport.

“[Its] function is to consider the assessment and acceptability of the environmental impact which may be caused by the project,” the judge stated.

Ho also questioned the assessment of noise and air impact due to the use of airspace in the Pearl River Delta area in relation to the projected air traffic movements in or out of Hong Kong.

But the judge said it was clear the airspace issue was not relevant to the project’s noise impact assessment or the protection of the environment – which were the watchdog’s areas of concern when deciding on the permit.

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Dodgy sand used on runway, claims whistle-blower
Apr. 11, 2017
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A whistle-blower said substandard sand fill material had been dumped in the reclamation site of the Hong Kong International Airport's third runway at Chek Lap Kok.

In an anonymous letter to the Airport Authority, the Environmental Protection Department and Customs and Excise Department, it was claimed that a contractor allegedly provided the government with fraudulent sand fill material last month.

Instead of shipping in barges of high quality artificial sand, the contractor had dumped an impure blend of mud and low quality rock dust into the reclamation site to cut cost, the whistle-blower said.

Claiming to be an engineer at the runway's construction site, the whistle- blower demanded the government investigate the material provided by the contractor named in his letter and "stop this unlawful act."

In response to The Standard's inquiries, a spokesman of the Airport Authority said they have strict "requirements on the quality and sources of all sand fill materials."

He said that contractors are required to provide proof of the source for the material brought to the reclamation site and that authority staff routinely take samples of materials to ensure they are up to standards.

"The Airport Authority has not found any incident of non-compliance with technical requirements so far," he said.
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Airport work means fewer parking slots
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May 19, 2017

There will be 600 fewer parking spaces at the airport by the end of this year due to redevelopment of Terminal 2 as part of the third runway construction, according to the Airport Authority.

Reporters were invited to the airport control center yesterday for an annual briefing on its latest development plan.

Some 1,000 parking spaces will have to be closed later this year to make way for the expansion of Terminal 2. Meanwhile, 400 new parking spaces would be completed around the same time near Terminal 1 to compensate. Currently, there are some 3,000 parking spaces at Hong Kong International Airport. The authority said the utilization rate of parking lots is very high, and that they had almost been fully occupied during holiday seasons.

"There are sufficient parking spaces on usual days. But during the last Easter and Labor Day holidays, we observed a tight supply of parking spaces in the airport," said Paul Cheng Shui-bong, general manager of the authority's terminal operation and government facilitation.

The authority will allow drivers to reserve parking spaces for multiple days on its mobile application by the end of this year. It is also collaborating with Yat Tung Estate in Tung Chung to encourage drivers to park their cars in the lots there instead.
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Airport building plans taking off
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June 9, 2017



A new building will be built at the north of Terminal 1 as part of the airport expansion in line with construction of the third runway, according to a Legislative Council paper submitted by the Airport Authority.

The main construction work will begin soon, it said.

"With the continuous growth in demand and in anticipation of the planned closure of Terminal 2 for expansion in 2019, the core processing facilities in Terminal 1 will be expanded to provide additional processing capacity," the authority said in the paper.

The authority said an annex building will be built at the north of Terminal 1, while the east hall will be expanded and a new mixed-used building will be built at the existing Car Park 4 site.

This building will have more facilities, including 40 new check-in counters with self-service luggage drop facilities, two baggage claim belts, an early luggage storage facility, and other passenger facilities such as lost and found, food and beverage outlets, ticketing counters for cross-boundary land transport and seating.

The east hall of Terminal 1 will also be expanded to add more shops and seats to accommodate more passengers.

There will be additional seats in the food court, arrivals hall and the transfer area. A new caring corner for special needs passengers will also be provided, the two existing airline services desks will also be expanded.

More security facilities will also be added. There will be three more departure security screening channels, eight additional departure immigration counters and five additional e-channels at the North Departure Immigration Hall, while a new children's play zone and a roof garden will also be located at the hall.

The Car Park 4 site at Terminal 1 will also be expanded, where the new 12-floor mixed-used building will be built near the site.

Airport Preschool, Hong Kong International Aviation Academy, a community center for airport staff with a 500-seat food court, a sports hall, a gym, function rooms and a roof garden will be in the new building.

The authority is also planning to build a passenger corridor to link Terminal 1 and the North Satellite Concourse, named the Sky Bridge and it is expected to open in 2020.
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Air bridge, roof garden and green landscaping to feature at revamped Hong Kong airport terminal
Airport Authority to fund HK$7 billion improvement work set for completion in 2020 to boost facility’s competitiveness
June 20, 2017
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With a new air bridge, an open-air roof garden and floor-to-ceiling green landscaping, Hong Kong is making a big push to raise its competitiveness.

The HK$7 billion enhancement project for Terminal 1 would bring “a fresh look and feel,” Airport Authority CEO Fred Lam Tin-fuk said.

New features include themed boarding gate areas, replacing grey carpets with blue ones, the introduction of specialist concept stores and an expanded food hall.

The authority also provided more details on its air bridge, which is planned to include an observation deck looking like a traditional Chinese gateway.

At 200 metres, the Sky Bridge connecting Terminal 1 with the North Satellite Concourse will be longer than the connecting bridge at Gatwick Airport near London, but slightly lower at 28 metres in height. But it will still be high enough to allow the world’s biggest passenger planes to pass underneath.

The North Satellite Concourse, which provides 10 parking stands, has drawn ridicule since it was built in 2010 for its isolated location, with shuttle buses providing the only means of access.

Asked why the bridge was not built back then, Lam said the traffic on the apron was far less than anticipated.

“Obviously as the apron became more congested, it’s no longer efficient for operation,” he said, adding buses currently have to wait up to 30 minutes before the aircraft traffic clears before moving off.
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Hong Kong airport profits fall for first time in 13 years amid soaring tax bill
Results come despite record income and rising passenger numbers

July 6, 2017
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Profits fell at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) despite *record income and rising passenger numbers, snapping a 13-year run of rises in earnings.

Attributable profit fell by 1 per cent to HK$8.27 billion, according to the latest annual report of the Airport Authority. However HKIA is still one of the most profitable airports in the world alongside London Heathrow.

The authority, which operates the airport, saw revenue swell 2.4 per cent to HK$18.62 billion and operating expenses fall 0.9 per cent to HK$5.79 billion in the last financial year. But its income tax bill soared21.2 per cent to HK$1.65 billion and depreciation and amortisation rose 9.5 per cent to HK$3.07 billion.

On Wednesday, Fred Lam Tin-fuk, authority chief executive, credited the robust performance to a workforce of 73,000 maintaining “the highest standards of safety and service”.

“In the year ahead, we will *continue to improve our service quality and efficiency through partnerships with stakeholders who share our dream of strengthening HKIA’s competitiveness as both a leading international aviation hub and a driver of Hong Kong’s economy,” Lam said.

Passengers will benefit from the windfall in the short-term as a new air bridge, open-air roof garden, floor-to-ceiling green landscaping, expanded retail and catering options are planned for Terminal 1 by 2020.

On the operational side, passenger traffic broke through the 70.5 million mark, despite a *reduction in flights last November with the switch to a new air traffic control system.

Freight throughout soared to 4.6 million tonnes, with HKIA *remaining the busiest facility of its kind in the world for cargo.

The number of aircraft movements flatlined at 410,000, with little room for expansion in the short to medium term with a third runway currently being built and due to launch in 2024.
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