Examines the role of the private sector in improving the operational performance of a water utility. Comparing the productivity of the department of water supply and Macao Water Supply Co. in supplying water to Hong Kong and Macau, respectively. Water service in Hong Kong is vertically in the water supply, wastewater treatment and drainage, each separately conducted by different ministries. Identifies reasons for inefficiencies in public ownership of water utility Hong Kong. Describes s … Read more »

Examines the role of the private sector in improving the operational performance of a water utility. Comparing the productivity of the department of water supply and Macao Water Supply Co. in supplying water to Hong Kong and Macau, respectively. Water service in Hong Kong is vertically in the water supply, wastewater treatment and drainage, each separately conducted by different ministries. Identifies reasons for inefficiencies in public ownership of water utility Hong Kong. Describes successful privatization experience for vertically integrated water utility in the UK and other contractual models of water services provision in France and the United States. The results provide a factual basis for discussions on the policy of the government and the business strategy.
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Yue-Cheong Chan,
Pun-Lee Lam,
Alexandra Yiu,
Ka-Fu Wong
Source: University of Hong Kong
17 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 17, 2004. Prod #: HKU330-PDF-ENG
Tale of Two Cities: Water supply in Hong Kong and Macau HBR case solution

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