The total value of infrastructure projects approved by the Hong Kong SAR Government is worth Â£33 billion. The annual expenditure on capital works for 2012-13 is estimated at Â£5 billion.
Construction Sector in Hong Kong
Hong Kong continues to be an important market for the UK construction industry. British
standards, market openness and a strong presence of British engineering consultants, master
planners, architects and contractors have helped to reinforce UK?s presence in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong marketplace and indeed Asia are increasingly demanding international quality
of design and engineering and recognising the value of sustainable development. British
expertise in delivering sustainable design solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of
construction and operation should be in great demand. Hong Kong has many exciting
opportunities in its own right.
Hong Kong is also an excellent platform for pursuing project opportunities in China and the
emerging markets in the region
The total value of infrastructure projects approved by the Hong Kong SAR Government is worth
£33 billion. The annual expenditure on capital works for 2012-13 is estimated at £5 billion and is
expected to increase to more than £5.8 billion per year in the coming years.
Large scale projects include Kai Tak Development (including a sports hub and major hospitals),
West Kowloon cultural hub, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and associated Hong Kong
projects, urban regeneration (including developing Kowloon East into a premier business district
that provides an additional 4 million m2 of office space), heritage conservation projects, sewage
and waste management facilities and new development areas. A proposal to build the third
runway is also under active planning.
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Getting into the market
? Hong Kong became a signatory to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on
Government Procurement in May 1997 and is committed to providing open and fair
? There is no discrimination between local and foreign bidders.
? Open and level playing field
? Local and overseas contractors and suppliers are treated on an equal footing in the
procurement of construction works.
? Government and public corporations all adopt WTO?s Government Procurement
Agreement rules. Best value for money with weighted technical / commercial assessment
as appropriate is applied.
? New contractors are being encouraged to work in Hong Kong.
? Structure contract packages according to market status.
? Contractors to be employed who can best manage risk, programme, construction and
? Technical and regulatory standards are broadly similar to those of the EU
? Finding a local partner is critical.
More about doing business in Hong Kong
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
? Tony Yu, British Consulate General Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2901 3259 or email:
? Stephanie Li, British Consulate General Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2901 3175 or email:
Contact your local international trade team
Date: 4- 6 June 2012
Website address: www.Build4Asia.com
Event: Asian Attractions Expo
Date: 5- 8 June 2012
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