The Hong Kong Government signed a design and build contract with Dragages Hong Kong Limited on May 8, taking further steps to forward the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building.
"The signing of the contract will propel the works of the cruise terminal building ahead at full steam" says John C. Tsang, financial secretary. "The building will be completed in 2013, a year ahead of our original schedule, to provide world-class services to cruise passengers."
The structure will adhere to a high level of environmental sustainability, including making use of its natural light and ventilation. It will be equipped to handle two mega cruise vessels and will provide commercial area of around 18,373 square feet.
The first berth will be commissioned in 2013 and the second will begin operation in 2014, but for berthing medium-sized vessels. It will be expanded in 2015.