Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tender invited for a data center site in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

The Government is now invited tenders for a site in Tseung Kwan O designated for the development of a high-tier data center.

A spokesman for the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer said, "Data centers are critical infrastructure supporting Hong Kong's continuous economic development, in particular for the pillar industries such as financial services, trading and logistics, as well as emerging sectors like creative media and contents."

"With advanced telecommunications infrastructure, reliable power supply with comparatively low tariff, and a sound legal system with safeguards for free flow of information and protection of data privacy, Hong Kong is home to many high-tier data centers."

"The Government is committed to fostering Hong Kong's position as the prime location for high-tier data centers in the Asia Pacific region."

The site, Tseung Kwan O Town Lot No. 122 in Area 85, Wan Po Road, has an area of about 10 300 square metres, with a permissible gross floor area of not less than 26 400 square metres and permissible building/structure height not exceeding 60 metres above Hong Kong Principal Datum. It is about 500 metres from the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, where there is a cluster of 12 high-tier data centers and is served by advanced telecommunications networks, two submarine cable landing stations and two power substations supporting the Tseung Kwan O area. It is an ideal location for high-tier data center for end-users, operators as well as cloud service providers.

Details of the tender including the Conditions of Sale are available at the Lands Department's website: www.landsd.gov.hk/en/landsale/coming.htm .

Interested parties should submit the tenders in accordance with the requirements specified in the tender documents no later than noon on October 4, 2013.

Adopted from Hong Kong Government Press Release -