Hong Kong will soon be home to the Chek Lap Kok Airport, a massive infrastructure project with a $25 billion price tag. Airport planners estimate that the new airport will serve 35 million in its first phase, and by 2010, serve 51 percent of the world's air traffic for the Far East. This article describes the megaproject and its airport, two bridges, harbor tunnel, mass-transit rail lines, and associated terminals and other development projects. British and Chinese governments have been battling over project financing. Hong Kong will become a "special administrative region" of China in June 1997, graduating from British crown colony. The opening of Chek Lap Kok signifies the end of an era and a nation poised to become an economic power.


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  • Accession Number: 00674118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 2 1995 12:00AM