Marine sand supply delay slows runway work by six weeksLocal | 22 Jun 2020 3:25 pm
Kevin Poole, the Airport Authority of Hong Kong, official in charge of the third runway project, said work is six weeks behind schedule due to delays in the supply of fill material for reclamation due to the pandemic, RTHK reports.
He says he is confident of completing the work on schedule by 2024, and within the budget.
Civic Party lawmaker Jeremy Tam asked if the authority will sue contractors for the increased use of deep cement mixing (DCM) due to the lack of marine sand.
Poole replied: "You’re right, we’ve done more DCM, that is both to our advantage in terms of phasing, but also in terms of the long-term settlement of those things."
"So there are other technical advantages of using DCM and we continue to manage our projects in a normal project management style with all our contractors following up as necessary any conditions we need to impose."