Leighton Asia to build $900m “boundary control point” between Hong Kong and China

Leighton Asia has been awarded a US$900m contract by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to construct a "boundary control point" on its border with China.

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai scheme is intended to provide efficient access to the mainland of China, fulfilling the government’s objective of improving co-operation and development.

The project includes the construction of a passenger terminal and nine ancillary buildings, including fire and police bases, a vehicle examination depot and a number of bridges.

It is Leighton Asia’s largest project in Hong Kong as the sole contractor.

Marcelino Fernández Verdes, the executive chairman of Cimic Group, the parent of Leighton Asia, said: "The boundary control point is a key element in the government’s plans to forge closer economic integration with mainland China and, once operational, it will generate significant benefits for Hong Kong."  

Work will begin this year, with completion expected in 2018.

Image: The Hong Kong/China border viewed from Shenzhen (Wikimedia Commons)

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