The contract was awarded as MTR announced the start of the project’s detailed planning phase, following the Hong Kong government’s approval in April for the project to proceed.

The role will include cost estimation and the development of engineering designs and a viable construction programme. Both companies have worked with MTR in on past projects including the South Island metro line and the International Commerce Centre.

The 1.5km project will include a new Tung Chung East station located between the existing Sunny Bay and Tung Chung stations, and a new Tung Chung West terminus. Construction is expected to begin in 2023, and is due to be completed in 2029. The project is intended to support current residents of the area, as well as stimulate new housing development.

“The award of this contract is an important milestone for the Tung Chung Line Extension project,” says Mr Roger Bayliss, projects director of the MTR Corporation. “This will be a community railway so throughout the planning, design and construction stages of the project, we will ensure an ongoing dialogue with the local communities.”

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