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  1. Team Tree should help build a green HK

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... jury ruled in April that although the incident was an accident, it could have been prevented if government inspections of trees had been carried out more professionally. The court recommended ... to public safety. Now that the government has assigned its No 2 to the handling of trees, people will expect a more comprehensive, long-term policy and strategy to build a greener Hong Kong. In view ...

  2. Food inspections can only go so far

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... developed by the Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, which checks on up to 80 per cent of vegetables sent here, requires farms and processing centres and quarantine officers ... addition to our inspection regime and if possible, it should be expanded across all food groups and to every mainland supplier. But there can be no assurance that what we eat is truly safe until ...

  3. Huge quality inspection sweeps Guangdong cities

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... inspections focused on the province. Government sources said Ms Wu inspected some sites in Foshan yesterday, including a fishery in Shunde district, and would preside over a general meeting ... the earlier inspections focused on individual food workshops, small restaurants and agricultural products. 'This time in Guangdong, the inspection groups will mainly talk about the state of drug ...

  4. Inspections rise despite Guangdong assurances

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

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Quarantine offices are increasing inspections of mainland fish imports despite a Guangdong official insisting that fish farmed in the province for export are not contaminated by malachite green. Exit-Entry Quarantine and Inspection Bureau deputy director Huang Weimin also asked Hong Kong authorities to check the source of contamination of freshwater fish found ...

  5. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's urbanisation projects and demand for iconic housing. 'Hong Kong architects and construction firms are extremely efficient at building effective quality living space,' says ...

  6. Building up a bright future

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of GDP to public building and improvement projects. The central government said in its 12th Five-Year Plan that it will continue the trend of increasing spending. Under the Closer Economic ...

  7. Time to give us the buildings we need

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Debate among architects about whether buildings should be 'interesting' or 'good' is long-running and heated. Japan's Arata Isozaki, who is helping revitalise ... thought into building with the everyday needs of people in mind. With recent governments prone to making grand - and pricey - statements with public infrastructure projects, it is a matter ...

  8. We need to protect great outdoors of Lantau, not build a new 'metropolis'

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recognised that communities and older buildings need to be conserved rather than torn apart, does not inspire confidence. None of this indicates the vision and balance required to construct ...

  9. Fund to spend HK$1b building 20 blocks in Macau

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong-based Telok Real Estate Partners plans to spend a projected HK$1 billion over the next three years building up to 20 small- to medium-sized residential ... is to be completed,' said Telok partner Philip Pang. Each of the development projects involves building 30 or more flats of between 400 and 600 square feet in size, and requiring a total investment of about ...

  10. Building blocks of the future

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Basically, to be approved, the architecture has to work around and within the regulations and demands of developers, which reduces creativity. In other places, you look at buildings and you can see ...




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