CIMIC awarded Columbarium and Garden of Remembrance contract
The project forms part of the Government's objective of addressing the shortage of public spaces dedicated to the memory of the deceased. The scope of work includes the construction of an eight‐storey columbarium building, a 4,800 square metre garden, access road and other ancillary facilities.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marcelino Fernández Verdes said: "This contract award recognises the strength of the CIMIC Group's diverse capabilities. Our building portfolio in Asia continues to grow and the Hong Kong government's commitment to the development of public facilities means we are well positioned for future work."
Leighton Asia Managing Director Manuel Alvarez Munoz said: "Leighton Asia has built a strong working relationship with the Hong Kong government's Architectural Services Department (ASD). This will be our fifth project with the ASD, for whom we are also currently undertaking work on a hospital and border crossing facilities. We are pleased to be able to work with them again, particularly on a project so important to the local community."
Construction is expected to commence in July 2016 and complete in March 2019.
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CIMIC Group Limited (ASX: CIM) is one of the world's leading international contractors and the world's largest contract miner. CIMIC Group has operations that have been in existence since 1934, was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1962 and has its head office in Sydney, Australia. CIMIC provides construction, mining, mineral processing, engineering, concessions, and operation and maintenance services to the infrastructure, resources and property markets. It operates in more than 20 countries throughout the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America, Sub‐Saharan Africa and South America and, as at 31 March 2016, employed approximately 42,000 people directly and through its investments.