Press Release



Tenders invited for 4 LPG filling stations today


Four more dedicated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling stations, located in various districts, will come into operation by the end of this year to strengthen the support for LPG vehicles.

These LPG filling stations will be located in Mei Foo, Tuen Mun, Kowloon Bay and Kwai Chung and equipped with a total of 48 nozzles.

Tenders are now invited for the design, build and operation of these stations. Details of the tender invitation was published in the Gazette today (January 12).

The sites of these four stations would be offered under two contracts that require the operators to provide a secured supply of LPG and fulfil statutory gas safety requirements under the Gas Safety Ordinance.

A Government spokesman said that tender submissions would be assessed in terms of both technical and commercial aspects. A pricing formula setting the pump price of the auto-LPG to be provided at these stations would be specified in the tender for commercial assessment.

He said tenderers were required to provide their bids on the operational cost of the auto-LPG for 21 years.

"The stations would be awarded at nil land premium to the successful tenderers who have to provide LPG filling facilities before end 2001 and be able to offer the lowest price ceiling for auto-LPG deriving from the pricing formula," he added.

Tender documents are obtainable at Room 812 of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) Headquarters Building. Summary information about the tender is also available at EMSD Homepage at

Tenders must be placed in the Government Secretariat Tender Box situated in the lift lobby on the lower ground floor of the Central Government Offices (East Wing) before 12 noon on Friday, 16 February, 2001.

End/Friday, January 12, 2001