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  1. 30pc of Guangdong school buildings not up to scratch

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Up to 30 per cent of school buildings in Guangdong fail to meet national standards for earthquake resistance. An inspection still under way had found at least ... to improve the safety of buildings. It is not known how many children attend the substandard schools. Guangdong's education bureau is inspecting all the province's schools, after which ...

  2. Panic builds over syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai What if anything is inside the syringes? That is the question on the minds of many of Urumqi's 2.3 million residents, who are still waiting for the authorities to identify the health risks posed by the attacks. At a press conference yesterd ...

  3. HK 'instantly agreed' with decision to build express terminus in Shibi

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... counterparts they wanted to build a faster railway line that would improve connections with Guangzhou and other cities. And when the Shibi site was raised, the Hong Kong officials 'instantly ... they wanted to build a faster railway line which would improve connections with Guangzhou, and they also wanted to improve connections with other mainland cities. At that time, we had already decided ...

  4. Guangzhou planning to build world's highest amusement ride

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Guangzhou will build an amusement ride that it claims will be the highest in the world as the city gears up to host the Asian Games next year. The claim is based ... central business district, Zhujiang New Town. Also on the tower's roof will be a 164-metre TV mast, making the building the tallest structure in Asia at 614 metres. A 629 metre transmitting ...

  5. Only one in four orders for repairs satisfied

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Owners warned they face prosecution for failing to fix dilapidated buildings Only a quarter of dilapidated buildings hit with government maintenance orders in the past four years have been properly repaired, while one in seven demands have simply been ignored by owners. Director of Buildings Marco Wu Moon-hoi revealed the figures yesterday as he warned unco-operative ...

  6. $830m to tackle illegal structures

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Unauthorised structures and unco-operative homeowners will be targeted by the Buildings Department under an $830 million provision. The money will be spent over five years in an attempt to remove more than 180,000 unauthorised structures across the city. Officials estimate prosecutions will reach 3,000 a year. Director of Buildings Marco Wu Moon-hoi had earlier warned ...

  7. Community at odds over future of historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A battle is looming over the best way to preserve the heritage status of a cluster of eye-catching historic buildings in Wan Chai. A coalition of residents, local politicians, ... in the management of the building. The Living Museum proposal suggests residents who want to stay be allowed to do so instead of being forced to move out, as has been the case in all previous urban renewal ...

  8. Developers want to build Tamar complex on huge podium

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... if the government wants to build some structures at the site, it should have honestly zoned the site as for government, institution or community use, rather than calling it an open space.' Hong Kong ... and two tall ones. The tallest will reach 160 metres. It means the government high-rise will be the tallest building along the waterfront of the Central extension area,' a source said. ...

  9. Outdated building regulations under fire

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Dikky Sinn Lack of teamwork also blamed for erosion of controls on development Outdated building regulations and insufficient co-ordination among government departments ... to outdated building regulations, suggesting a re-examination of the entire building system in Hong Kong was needed. 'People twisted the regulations, as the way we control development ...

  10. Building rules being eroded, says probe

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and practices to restore it, the inquiry into the Grand Promenade affair has found. The warning came in the report released yesterday by the independent inquiry panel, which absolved former buildings ... being eroded, probably by misapplication of Building (Planning) Regulations 23 (3) (b), as in the case of the transport terminus, and routine use of Section 42 of the Buildings Ordinance ...




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