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  1. Roads to employment

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Among the chief executive's campaign pledges is a promise to the Federation of Trade Unions to increase infrastructure spending to create job opportunities. Do we need more infrastructure and more jobs? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581287/roads-employment
  2. Spending on projects will boost jobs, Tsang says

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Robin Kwong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday pledged to increase infrastructure spending to create job opportunities. He also vowed to keep his promise ... of Trade Unions. He said that each year the government set aside about HK$29 billion for infrastructure, but might only spend '$25 billion, $24 billion, $23 billion'. 'This not only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581263/spending-projects-will-boost-jobs-tsang-says
  3. Proposed package does not offer realistic way out of the crisis

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... infrastructure projects. FTU president and executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong said the package was a 'small investment for a big return' ('Union proposes HK$200 billion stimulus ... December 1), there is not much hope that the infrastructure projects can offer short-term help. I doubt whether those who have lost their jobs would be suitable candidates for construction work. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662507/proposed-package-does-not-offer-realistic-way-out-crisis
  4. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attributes this to the commencement and reactivation of government infrastructure schemes. 'Major projects, such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Shatin-to-Central Link, have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005420/construction-industry-tops-survey-q3-hiring-plans
  5. Finance minister aims to sell the public on bonds

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Henry Tang will use his maiden budget speech to put the case for a new way of paying for government infrastructure The financial secretary hopes his maiden budget speech will convince the public of the merits of issuing government bonds to fund infrastructure works. Henry Tang Ying-yen said: 'Given [that there has been] insufficient communication between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438479/finance-minister-aims-sell-public-bonds
  6. Subcontractors take big bite of workers' pay

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... for infrastructure projects but said construction workers had not benefited so far. The survey shows 60 per cent of workers are underemployed, working one to 23 days per month. A further 10 per cent have ... Scheme flats to provide more jobs. Cheung said the prospects for construction workers would improve soon, as the government put forward more infrastructure and building maintenance projects. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711810/subcontractors-take-big-bite-workers-pay
  7. WHERE THEY STAND: Key points of the candidates' platforms and when they were revealed

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... small-class teaching Alan Leong Kah-kit OCTOBER 2006 Make pre-school education free Economy Donald Tsang JUNE 2005 Increase investment in infrastructure, further develop tourism, infrastructure, and promote emerging new industries and new technology FEBRUARY 2007 Speed up investment on government infrastructure Strengthen status as China's financial centre Alan Leong Kah-kit OCTOBER 2006 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580520/where-they-stand-key-points-candidates-platforms-and-when-they-were-revealed
  8. Employees cash in on labour shortage

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain and the US would continue. Astbury Marsden said that banks and hedge funds were giving priority to their Hong Kong offices when deciding on investment in infrastructure and product ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972548/employees-cash-labour-shortage
  9. Construction is a casual job young people rightly shun

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a great deal of effort into building infrastructure but once it is done- and in Hong Kong it largely has been- people can afford to put more of their productive efforts into other pursuits. ... works spending- 'to speed up development, we need not only building projects but also more strategic basic infrastructure- these will also have the most positive effect in stimulating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601853/construction-casual-job-young-people-rightly-shun
  10. Is job creation plan enough, ask lawmakers

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Paggie Leung

    ... Most of 60,000 posts to come in infrastructure A government plan announced yesterday to create more than 60,000 jobs next year was immediately criticised by lawmakers, with one describing it as 'too little, too late'. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the government, including the Housing Authority, would provide about 55,000 jobs by speeding up infrastructure projects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663131/job-creation-plan-enough-ask-lawmakers

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