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  1. News - Hong Kong - MARINE SAFETY

    New rules, more inspections for boats in Victoria Harbour during NYE fireworks

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... will deploy more vessels and officers on New Year's Eve for inspections. Raymond Chung Siu-man, the department's assistant director, said he expected around 100 vessels would ...

  2. Airport reclamation trial illegal: greens

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... published for public inspection, while the government is also required to gazette the proposal, giving the public at least two months to raise objections. But in this case, the plan ... gazetted works to build a landing facility at To Tau Tsui Beacon, Tolo Channel, Tai Po. Lee said: 'The Airport Authority's trial study should be treated the same, given the similar nature ...

  3. Harbour group is not to blame for delays in building bypass

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the present traffic congestion and the delay in building the Central-Wan Chai bypass as a result of the court actions taken by us. These are the facts. In 1997, the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance ... it proposed 26 hectares of reclamation in Wan Chai with a large part of the land produced not for the bypass but intended for property development, including the building of the huge third phase ...

  4. Ventilation building will ruin Central harbourfront

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sydney, Vancouver, San Francisco and Singapore- there is no structure anywhere more hideous and obtrusive than the proposed massive ventilation building for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass ... ('Maritime Museum will be part of vibrant waterfront at Central', May 19). The reasons given for their refusal to improve the design and to relocate this ventilation building do not stand up ...

  5. New highway plans put on public view

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Latest proposals for a controversial project the government says is aimed at easing traffic congestion by building a highway linking Central and Wan Chai were gazetted for public inspection yesterday. The administration says the proposed work on the Central-Wanchai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link will provide a trunk road of about 4.5km along the north ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    Hundreds of thousands turn out for Lunar New Year fireworks

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... fireworks. Police were on every corner near the harbourfront, while 22 Marine Department patrol ships and 109 officers conducted safety inspections of ships, about a third more than were deployed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... goes away thinking that one has already saved the earth." For one hour from 8.30pm, thousands of buildings switched off their lights to mark the initiative, which Hong Kong first adopted ... Tsui recording 1,200 times the brightness of a natural dark sky. Last night, more than 3,800 companies and buildings joined the event, up from 3,300 last year. All the universities, and about ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck artist, is man of principles

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... made," Hofman says. The sculpture was made by a local ship building company, says Lam Shu-kam, creative director of AllRightsReserved, Hofman's local partner, which handled the production ... because compared to building a ship, this is a very small project. But after the project was finished and we asked them to take group pictures, the team, the labourers, were very proud ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to address its light pollution problem

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Hong Kong enough to see the stars, but will certainly put a dent in power usage. It will also send a message to retailers, advertising companies and building owners and managers of the need ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Factories need to produce quality goods I refer to Malcolm Turvey's letter ('Mainland factories held to ransom', July 24). I wonder why the 'audit and inspection ... and inspectors is narrow-minded. I wonder why a factory owner, working hard at making quality products, would need to be inspected, not to mention pay bribes to authorise shipments. The real test ...




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