By Poyi (Natalie) Leung
Ten companies have respectively proposed a budget from MOP 46 million to MOP 56 million in the public tender for the infrastructure project in east Seac Pai Van.
The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) yesterday opened the sealed documents at its premises submitted by 10 construction companies to participate in the open bidding for the first phase infrastructure projects in Seac Pai Van’s eastern area.
To coordinate with public housing construction and the urbanisation planning in the area, the Government plans to build basic supporting facilities such as a public sewer network, green area, lanes as well as pedestrian paths surrounding the public housing site.
The 11 bids submitted for the same project but for the west side of Seac Pai Van with a total construction area of about 30,000 square metres were unsealed last week, with an individually proposed budget of between MOP 28 million and MOP 46 million.
The project this time in east Seac Pai Van will involve a total construction area of 43,000 square metres. Work will include land filling and levelling, laying of rain and sewage drainage, paving of road surfaces, streetscape construction, greening, and installation of sprinkler systems and traffic signs.
In addition, cycling tracks will be built alongside the sidewalks on some parts of the roads.
The DSSOPT said about 150 employment opportunities would be created.
The bureau also said the maximum period of construction would be 510 days and it expected that the two projects in east and west Seac Pai Van could commence simultaneously in the middle of the year.
On the other hand, cables for electricity, water, natural gas, television and traffic lights will be laid underground at the same time during construction.