These huge projects only took eight years to complete. Hong Kong could be proud of its achievements in completing them on time and within budget.
The opening of the Hong Kong’s International Airport at Chek Lap Kok
in July 1998 opened up an exciting new era in civil aviation. Four times larger than Kai Tak, this ultra modern facility cost HK$70.2 billion
. It underpins Hong Kong’s position as a vital domestic, regional and international aviation hub. Built on a site formed in part from the little island of Chek Lap Kok. This facility can operate around the clock. In scale and design it ranks among the world’s finest airport.