Special Announcement

HKIA Master Plan 2030 Consultant Reports Available for Public Viewing from 8 August

(HONG KONG, 5 August 2011) – Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) will make available eight consultant reports relating to the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030 (Master Plan) for public viewing beginning 8 August in response to requests for disclosure of the materials.

The consultant reports will be provided on its dedicated Master Plan website (www.hkairport2030.com). A set of the reports will also be made available at the office of AAHK at HKIA Tower from 8 August onward. The viewing session will be from 0930 to 1700hrs every Monday to Friday, except public holidays. Interested parties are recommended to register with AAHK by submitting a written request one day in advance to ensure the reading room facilities are available.

A spokesperson of AAHK said that it is important to take note of the following in viewing the consultant reports:

  • The Master Plan was developed not solely based on the various consultancies commissioned by AAHK. It incorporated input from relevant airport stakeholders as well as AAHK's own input on the basis of its solid experience in airport operations. For any differences between the consultant reports and the Master Plan, one should always refer to the latter and the Technical Report.
  • The reports were produced at different times and may contain some degree of outdated or inconsistent content. For example, the studies on the third runway reclamation impact assumed dredging method will be used for the seawall and runway. However, the Master Plan proposed to use non-dredged method to minimise the influence on water quality and marine ecology.
  • The consultant reports are the outcome of preliminary studies carried out at a master planning stage. They are no substitute for the more detailed studies to be conducted at the next stage of work, particularly within the environmental impact assessment which will be carried out in accordance with the prevailing statutory process. More comprehensive studies will also be implemented to identify measures to reduce, avoid, mitigate and compensate for impact on the environment.

 

AAHK is conducting a public consultation to collect views on the two strategic development directions put forward in the Master Plan, which include maintaining the existing two-runway system or expanding into a three-runway system. The consultation will end on 2 September and AAHK aims to submit its recommendation to the government in late 2011 after carefully considering the views received during the consultation.

Regardless of the option to be chosen, AAHK will carry out detailed studies on various aspects of airport expansion, including its impact on the environment, in accordance with the prevailing statutory requirements after a decision is made.

List of consultant reports available include:
1. Primary Air Traffic Forecast - Final Report (IATA Consulting)
2. Airspace and Runway Capacity Analysis - Final Reports (National Air Traffic Services; NATS)
3. Initial Land Formation Engineering Evaluation - Final Construction Options Report (Meindhart)
4. Preliminary Engineering Feasibility and Environment Assessment - Comparative Environmental Assessment (Mott MacDonald)
5. Preliminary Aircraft Noise Impact Analysis - Final Noise Contour Report (URS Corporation)
6. Preliminary Air Quality Impact Analysis - Final Report (Arup)
7. Economic Impact Analysis - Final Report (Enright, Scott & Associates; ESA)
8. Financial Feasibility Assessment - Financial Advisor Final Report (The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; HSBC)

Link to download the viewing application form:
http://www.hkairport2030.com/en/information/pdf/public_consultation_reports.pdf

Ways to submit the application form:
Post:  Airport Authority Hong Kong
         HKIA Tower
         1 SkyPlaza Road
         Hong Kong International Airport
         Lantau, Hong Kong
Fax:  (852) 2824 0717
Email: enquire.mp2030@hkairport.com 

Enquiry hotline: (852) 2188 7111



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