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  1. Profits a distant hope at lookout deck

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The observation deck at Hong Kong's tallest building is not expected to break even any time soon. Sky100's general manager, Elaine Tsui, said it was inevitable it would lose money this year. But she said it wou ...

  2. Cruise ship terminal aims for the big league

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2008, when plans by two investors failed to meet government requirements. Following this, the government decided to fund the design and construction of a terminal and lease it to an operator ... Tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun looked forward to the start of operations at the terminal which he hopes will put an end to big ships berthing in inaccessible places. 'Several ...

  3. No reclamation needed for ships at old airport

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... difference reclamation would make would be to offer flexility to allow further expansion. 'If there isn't any reclamation, the cruise ships can be parked at the existing airport runway. ... amendments in 1998 and 2001. Kowloon district planning officer Raymond Lee Kai-wing estimated that construction of the cruise terminal could go ahead in 2011-12 if the review went smoothly. Other key ...

  4. There is more to progress than meaningless construction projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Star Ferry. Do we really need more shops? The government needs to focus on taking care of what little culture, heritage and history remains in Hong Kong, instead of keeping the construction ...

  5. Workers die at two construction sites

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two workers died within six hours of one another yesterday in separate incidents. One, a 54-year-old man, passed out at a Nathan Road building site in Tsim Sha Tsui, police said. He was declared dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 8.56am. And ...

  6. Private housing construction starts hit lowest in three years

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to the quarterly statistics of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Construction starts in the second quarter were at the lowest since the government released the figures in the second quarter of 2004. Work ... profit, said Patrick Chow Moon-kit, a research manager at Ricacorp Realty. 'Only a limited number of projects have been approved to begin construction in the first five months of this year, ...

  7. Meeting the construction challenges a test of mettle

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... construction problems. A KCRC spokesman said it was a huge challenge to push forward the construction of a heavy civil engineering project in an urban, tourist-oriented environment where there is heavy ... proximity to the sea and the 30-year old Cross-Harbour Tunnel posed crucial tests. 'Among all, the design and construction of the tunnel box above the Cross-Harbour Tunnel structure ...

  8. Second luxury ship fails to get berth

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Another luxury cruise ship has been denied its chosen berth, after the Queen Mary 2 was sent to out-of-the-way Junk Bay, Sai Kung, on Saturday. Silversea's Silver Spirit, ... a spot at least a year ahead. It docked instead at the China Merchants Shipping & Enterprises pier in Sheung Wan yesterday morning, where a complimentary shuttle to the Star Ferry pier ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ships collide west of Lantau The Marine Department is investigating a collision between a container ship and a smaller freighter to the west of Hong Kong. Police said a vessel from Zhuhai carrying nine shipping containers collided with the larger vessel near the mouth of the Pearl River. The smaller vessel suffered damage to its hull and began taking on water. Its crew sent ...

  10. Full speed ahead as work finally starts on Kai Tak cruise terminal

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Construction work on the long-awaited Kai Tak cruise terminal finally began yesterday, after the site lay vacant for more than a decade. Speaking at the groundbreaking ... will be available in 2014 for medium-sized cruise vessels and will begin to accommodate mega-cruise ships after underwater gas mains are relocated. With Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong will have ...




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