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  1. Checkpoints brace for 'super golden week holiday'

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An estimated 7.3 million people will enter and leave Hong Kong through all checkpoints during the National Day and Chung Yeung holidays- up 19 per cent on the same period last year. The Immigration Department is bracing for a 12-day travel peak period, beginning on Friday, and is assigning 250 extra officers and setting up a cross-border joint command centre ...

  2. Border boost

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen signs a visitors' book at the opening of new checkpoint facilities at the Lok Ma Chau/Huanggang border crossing. Measures being introduced to speed the flow of passengers and traffic across the border include the installation of more automated customs and immigration clearance channels and more checkpoints. Mr Tsang said passenger ...

  3. Park will strain Shenzhen border facilities

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Headquarters official admitted border-crossing facilities were 'probably not enough' to accommodate the expected increase, particularly at Huanggang, the closest Shenzhen checkpoint ... flow. 'Both sides will encourage people to travel via Lowu checkpoint until the Huanggang border facilities are upgraded,' an official said. ...

  4. Six million expected to cross land borders

    Posted Dec 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong More than 6 million travellers are expected to pass through land border checkpoints during the Christmas and New Year holiday season, the Immigration Department said yesterday. The department's border division commander, Corrado Chow, said the figure represented a 12 per cent increase over last year. An extra 124 officers will be deployed at various border ...

  5. Demolition to close Lok Ma Chau crossing

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Benjamin Wong and Celine Sun The Lok Ma Chau checkpoint will be closed for at least half an hour on Sunday, to enable several buildings just across the border to be destroyed ... The Hong Kong government expects there will be severe traffic congestion around the checkpoint on Sunday afternoon. The detonations are scheduled for 1pm, and cross-border traffic in both ...

  6. Bogus bomber held after trying to cross border

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen A mainlander who claimed to have a bomb strapped to his body was arrested after he tried to force his way across the Huanggang border checkpoint into Hong Kong yesterday. A rumour had been spreading in Shenzhen that Hong Kong would offer residency to illegal immigrants today to celebrate the handover and the appointment of Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  7. Photos and fingerprints taken at Lowu border

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun and Benjamin Wong Shenzhen's Lowu border checkpoints have begun taking photos and the fingerprints of visitors from Hong Kong and Macau for the automated clearance system ... system. Three automated clearance channels will be run at the checkpoint on a trial basis from June 15. The system is expected to shorten the time taken to clear immigration from 20 seconds ...

  8. Sars-style forms at border may be added to defences

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Hong Kong may ask travellers to make health declarations at border checkpoints in addition to temperature checks if bird flu spreads to nearby mainland cities, a senior health ... checks, also started during Sars, were resumed yesterday at the Lowu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints. During the next two weeks, 24 temperature-screening machines will also be set up at Man Kam To, ...

  9. Bus operator to take the sting out of cross-border travel

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Magnetic mosquito traps are to be installed in cross-border shuttle buses at Lok Ma Chau after complaints from passengers. New Hong Kong Bus yesterday said it would install the battery-operated devices in each of the 26 vehicles that cross the Lok Ma Chau and Huanggang checkpoints. The buses run 24 hours a day. A caller to a Commercial Radio programme complained that mosquitoes ...

  10. Duty-free fuel may be sold at border

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Cross-border freight operators scored a minor victory yesterday when the Hong Kong government agreed to study ways to help cut their rising fuel bills after a main oil supplier raised its petrol prices for the third time in two months. The Economic Development and Labour Bureau said it would explore the possibility of setting up duty-free fuelling stations at border ...




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