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  1. $285m tank to help stem floodwaters

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo A $285 million storage tank to prevent flooding in Kowloon West was unveiled yesterday. The system covers mainly Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok, where Nathan Road has been a flooding black spot during heavy rainstorms and typhoons. The 100,000-cubic-m ...

  2. Rowdy tourists take shine off Golden Week

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan The Golden Week peak tourism season is bad news for students in Macau. With 120,000 to 150,000 mainland visitors pouring in through the borders every day, buses and taxis are packed. One small accident can cause a huge traffic jam, forcing stude ...

  3. Grand Canal traffic jam swells to 11,000 boats after flooding

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials and state media said. Officials estimate about 4,000 boats, mainly small cargo vessels, are waiting around the cities of Huaiyin and Huaian, while a further 7,000 are gathered near Yangzhou city. Flooding earlier this month on the Huai river and Shaobo lake had caused authorities to order a halt to shipping on the canal until water levels had fallen and currents had slowed, ...

  4. Ferry crash victims still in hospital

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... were in stable condition. Six people being treated in Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital are in stable and satisfactory condition. Ferry services between the two cities were operating ...

  5. Road toll steadily rises

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sin More than 3,600 traffic accidents took place in Hong Kong in the first three months of this year, killing 32 people and injuring 4,580. With each passing week, the police traffic accident reports chronicle a rising toll of deaths and often perma ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 266 accidents in a week Two people were killed and 307 injured in a total of 266 traffic accidents in the city last week. Fifty-six of the accidents occurred on Hong Kong Island, 98 in Kowloon and 112 in the New Territories. ...

  7. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DAB sees decline in youth unemployment The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong expects government data to show youth unemployment fell in the fourth quarter of last year. In the third quarter, 32.5 per cent of young people were out of work, but a DAB survey carried out in mid-December showed 22.4 per cent were jobless. information sought on elderly woman's death ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects ... the region's booming cities include recycling more water- successfully pioneered by Singapore- and stemming leaks and other waste. ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Poor family life blamed for domestic violence Most people interviewed in a survey believed a lack of family cohesiveness was to blame for recent cases of domestic violence. The survey was carried out by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which interviewed 600 people between the ages of 12 and 30. Sixty-five per cent of respondents said they would ...

  10. Tests find hairy crabs healthy

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Tests results on 106 samples of hairy crabs collected at import, wholesale and retail levels were satisfactory, the Centre for Food Safety said yesterday. Crabs were tested for drugs, metals contamination, synthetic hormones, colouring and paras ...




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