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  1. Halting of MTR defended amid air chaos

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The MTR Corporation and the Airport Authority have defended the decision not to keep the Airport Express running overnight as thousands of passengers converged on Hong ... of catching the Airport Express into town. The line closed promptly at 1am. The claims came as Legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo and former civil aviation boss Peter Lok Kung-nam demanded the authority ...

  2. Student authors unite for charity

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Never underestimate the impact individuals can have if they are united. Last month, 17 students aged between six and 13 worked with their parents and teacher Judy Butler to publish a book, Animal Myths. The book will help raise funds for the ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... correspondent points out, the Airport Authority has no expertise running shops. I repeat what I said in my letter: that an inquiry should be set up to look into the authority's largesse. It should ... tourists want to come to Hong Kong so they can play golf or visit malls at the airport. The finances of the authority should be subject to a public examination so it can be decided if the Civil ...

  4. 'We didn't reclaim in cement test'

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Working underneath the seabed does not constitute reclamation, the Airport Authority said yesterday in defence of its decision to carry out a trial project ... to reclaim seabed wherever it liked. But Tommy Leung, the Airport Authority's general manager of projects, said it sought advice from the Department of Justice before starting the project ...

  5. Briefs

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the environment impact of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport should be carried out only if members of the public reach a consensus to build the HK$136.2 billion runway, said Marvin Cheung Kin-tung, the Airport Authority's chairman. While the public were discussing whether an additional runway should be constructed, Cheung noted that a comprehensive environmental-impact study would cost ...

  6. Harbour authority bid a welcome move

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea of a harbour authority has been floated time and again over the years. Yet each time, either through bureaucratic inertia or outright official rejection, it was never seriously ... proposal has now been made by the government-appointed Harbour Enhancement Committee, which is arguing for the need to transform itself into an authority with statutory powers to plan, co-ordinate ...

  7. Blights of passage

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rebecca Tomasis familypost@scmp.com I'm eight months pregnant with a long MTR journey ahead of me. The trains are crowded; people are packed into the carriages; everyone is trying to survive another Hong Kong rush hour. No one offers me a seat. Preoc ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... The Airport Authority proactively informs passengers of proper public transport available at the airport. We do this through the following means: Distribution of leaflets at information booths ... 2 and landside, Airport Authority Long history of exploitation In the media Haiti is portrayed as a world apart. It is described as the 'poorest country in the western hemisphere', a place ...

  9. People power makes mark on authorities

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kowloon cultural district project and the sale of Housing Authority assets. The effect of people power should go beyond the halting of a wasteful demolition. It should help bring about change- ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... runway runaway idiocy One of your correspondents questions the necessity for a third runway for Hong Kong airport, as the Airport Authority starts to lobby for support for the multibillion-dollar ... business should be, which is the airport. The Airport Authority is the property manager of Chek Lap Kok Airport. The Civil Aviation Department runs flights. The two should understand their roles ...




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