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Airport Core Programme was a series of infrastructural works organised by the Government of Hong Kong during the 1990s. The plan was part of the government's effort to reinstate confidence in Hong Kong after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. It was part of Port and Airport Development Strategy, more commonly known as Rose Garden Project. The whole plan cost HK$160,200,000,000, the most expensive infrastructural project in Hong Kong ever realised up to date. Infrastructure, most generally, is the set of interconnected structural elements that provide the framework for supporting the entire structure. ... The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China (Chinese: 中華人民共和國香港特別行政區政府; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: zung1 waa4 jan4 man4 gung6 wo4 gwok3 hoeng1 gong2 tak6 bit6 hang4 zing3 keoi1 zing3 fu2; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhōnghúa Rénmín Gònghéguó Xiānggǎng... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... The Unknown Rebel — This famous photo, taken by Associated Press photographer Jeff Widener, depicts a lone protester whose actions halted the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour. ... The Port and Airport Development Strategy (PADS) (港口及機場發展策略) is an infrastructure project in Hong Kong. ... The Hong Kong Dollar (ISO 4217: HKD) is the official currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) within the Peoples Republic of China. ...

The programme includes:

  • Construction of a new Hong Kong International Airport north of Lantau Island
  • Building of bridges (including the Tsing Ma Bridge) to connect Lantau Island with Kowloon Peninsula
  • Construction of Expressways between the new airport and the urban area
  • Land reclamation in west Kowloon for construction of roadways
  • Construction of a third cross-habour tunnel (Western Harbour Crossing) between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
  • Land reclamation in northern part of Hong Kong Island to make way for roads
  • Development of a new town in Tung Chung on northern Lantau
  • Construction of a rail line connecting the airport and Tung Chung with urban areas

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) (Chinese: 香港國際機場, Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 gwok3 zai3 gei1 coeng4, pinyin: XiānggÇŽng Guójì JÄ«chÇŽng) on the island of Chek Lap Kok, which opened for commercial operations in 1998, is a component of Hong Kong’s economy, serving... Lantau Island, Hong Kong Lantau Island (based on its old name 爛頭島 Làntóu Dǎo, Ragged Head Island; now called 大嶼山 pinyin: Dàyǔ shān, Cantonese: Tai yue shan, Big Island Mountain), also Lantao, is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. ... Tsing Ma Bridge by night Tsing Ma Bridge (青馬大橋) of Hong Kong is the worlds sixth largest suspension bridge. ... The Kowloon Peninsula, commonly referred to as Kowloon, is a peninsula, in the south of the mainland part of the Hong Kong territory. ... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ... The Western Harbour Crossing (Chinese: 西區海底隧道, or simply WHC, 西隧) is a tunnel that was built under water in Hong Kong, China. ... Hong Kong Island (香港島, colloquially the Island side) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory, Victoria City, was founded. ... A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Tung Chung (Chinese: 東涌, Hanyu pinyin: Dong Yong; Jyutping: dung1 cung1; Cantonese IPA:) is the first new town on an outlying island of Hong Kong. ... Rail can mean: Rail tracks, see also third rail Rail transport A Railroad-related periodical For the group of birds called rails, see Rallidae For the Mayfair Games board games, see Crayon Rails For rail in electronics, see . ...

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Airport Core Programme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
The Hong Kong Airport Core Programme (香港機場核心計劃) was a series of infrastructural works organised by the government of Hong Kong during the 1990s, with the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok as its central project.
The programme was completed as the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok opened in July 1998.
An exhibition centre, Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre, introducing the programme is located in Ting Kau near Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong.
Tung Chung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3216 words)
Developed as part of the Airport Core Programme [1], the North Lantau New Town is the first new town on an outlying island of Hong Kong, with the first phases built on reclaimed land to the north, east and northeast of the original Tung Chung Town.
The relocation of the international airport from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok accelerated the development of Tung Chung to be a residential and commercial hub supporting the permanent and transient community associated with the airport.
The Hong Kong government and the MTR corporation has invested heavily in the region to turn it into a tourist hub connecting tourists from the airport (and the future Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge) to the attractions in South Lantau such as the Big Buddha and the fishing village of Tai O.
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