The airport authority last week marked a major milestone of the three-runway system (3RS) project as runway pavement works were completed.
Jack So, chairman of the authority, said: 'Construction works of 3RS started in August 2016, which entails the formation of 650 hectares of land by reclamation. With the completion of reclamation and runway pavement works, we are confident that the new runway will commence operations next year as planned.
'Other works including expansion of Terminal 2 (T2), construction of T2 Concourse, a new automated people mover system and high-speed baggage handling system will be completed in 2024 on schedule and within budget.'
After its expansion, the airport will be able to handle cargo volumes of around 10 million tonnes.