Tunnelling contractors will start to limber up in August for a US$1.3bn underground rail scheme being planned by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) through the heart of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district.

KCRC senior director capital works James Blake confirmed that contractors would be asked in August to submit expressions of interest for a raft of tunnelling contracts to design and build the 4.5km long Kowloon southern link.

More details in July’s T&TI