Leighton Asia joint venture wins $1.2 bln HK contract

SYDNEY Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:20am EDT

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SYDNEY Oct 20 (Reuters) - A joint venture operated by Australian contractor Leighton Holdings has won a A$1.2 billion $1.2 billion) contract to build a rail terminus in Hong Kong.

Leighton Asia and Gammon won the contract from Hong Kong's MTR Corp to build the West Kowloon Terminus Station North, the company said in a statement.

Leighton wants to grow its international share of revenue from 20 percent to 30 percent over the next five years.($1 = 0.970 Australian Dollars) (Reporting by Michael Smith; Editing by Ed Davies)