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  1. Building Department approves 12 building plans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 5.55pm: The Buildings Department said on Wednesday it had approved 12 building plans in May- four on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. ... services developments. In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 17 building projects that, when complete, will provide 185,609 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, ...

  2. Expert advice

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sofia A. Suarez consults those in the know Q I was at a furniture store and saw some modern-looking, thick, stone floor tiles that are supposedly Chinese antiques. I'm thinking of using them for my new flat, maybe by turning them into tables or shelv ...

  3. Kerry places emphasis on building up key services

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... Reports by Vanapa Ongvises Building management plays an increasingly important role in the design and planning process for Kerry Properties' development projects. Anson Tong, property manager with Kerry Property Management Services, the management arm of Kerry Properties, said the group strove to maintain and upgrade the property value of its managed buildings. For new projects ...

  4. Buildings Department rapped over emergency wall repairs

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Staff went ahead after they failed to track down the title-holders The Buildings Department was criticised yesterday for failing to properly inform the owners of a commercial-residential building before carrying out emergency repairs to its external walls. The Ombudsman's investigation revealed that the department's staff asked a shop tenant nearby to notify ...

  5. New laws get tough with illegal structures

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... of the month. The Buildings (Amendment) Ordinance, which comes into effect on December 31, will give the Buildings Department the power to fine such offenders four times the present sum for ignoring ... of Buildings Marco Wu Moon-hoi warned. The amended legislation is an attempt to better combat more than 600,000 unauthorised building works, such as flower racks, clothes-drying racks and rooftop ...

  6. Garley workers pray for injured colleague

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elizabeth Lo Construction workers yesterday burned offerings in a ritual to appease evil spirits at the ill-fated Garley Building after one of their colleagues lost an arm in an accident ... The ritual lasted almost an hour before workers resumed tearing down the building, the site of an inferno which killed 40 people eight years ago. A shopping mall will be built on the site. None ...

  7. Shui On offers career building blocks

    Posted Sep 04th 2004, 12:00am by Teresa Leung

    ... training scheme with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Britain's Institute of Civil Engineers, according to Cavins Wan, human resources manager of Shui On Building Contractors ... in civil and structural engineering. He believes his desire to make things happen gained him a place on the programme. 'I love to be involved in building things from the ground up and I look ...

  8. Greens to protest against demolition

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... has committed a serious error in letting developers demolish the buildings.' The environmental group has already nominated developers Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development ... 'We've spent decades to build up a sense of no-waste in the public mind,' said the green group's assistant director Edwin Lau Che-feng. 'But now it's all destroyed.' Mr ...

  9. Class apart

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Wood, chairman of the China Property Development Fund, which is building Richmond Park with the Netherlands-based ING group. Dick Kwan, managing director for China of ING Real Estate, says ...

  10. How to get fit, one step at a time

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lu Man-yan A Health Department programme to encourage people to climb stairs will be extended to more public housing estates next month. Assistant Director of Health Regina Ching Cheuk-tuen said yesterday that climbing stairs was a simple way for people t ...




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