18 infrastructures to cost at least MOP31 bln

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The government told the second standing committee of the Legislative Assembly yesterday that budgets for the city’s 18 infrastructure projects between 2016 and 2027 total some MOP31 billion (US$ 3.9 billion). Of the total, the budget for the light rapid transit (LRT) reaches MOP3.5 billion. However, the amount is only for all design works and construction of tenders opened, but does not include construction costs for works that bids have not yet been opened for. Meanwhile, the budget for the Islands District Medical Complex between 2016 and 2020 is MOP7.4 billion, while that of the new prison is MOP1.9 billion to 2019.