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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government sets example with illegal parking in Central

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:55am by Howard Winn

    ... economy that works hard to maintain its competitiveness as a regional hub for global businesses". Sounds almost too good to be true.   Greener buildings We see that the Hong Kong Green Building Council held its fifth annual award ceremony recently. This is a government organisation to promote better and greener buildings. Ng Yuk Secondary School won the chairman's award ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1648805/government-sets-example-illegal-parking-central
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hoi Ha battle shows up planning madness in New Territories

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:32am by Howard Winn

    ... considerable amounts in buying up land in order to build houses. Today's meeting is likely to be the culmination of four years of discussions between the various planning bodies, the villagers ... of presentations to the planning board opposing government plans for the area, which has angered those waiting to build small houses. Yesterday's emails came with the attached photo, along with a copy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1644838/hoi-ha-battle-shows-planning-madness-new-territories
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How containers made the world smaller and its economy bigger

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the largest industrial building, with a floor area of 865,937 sq metres, it was seen as the jewel in the crown at Sea-Land's container terminal No3 at Kwai Chung, adding enormous value to the company. Astonishingly, Sea-Land was initially dead against building it, and threatened to fire Goldstein, whose brainchild it was. This was even though the Hong Kong government at the time had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1647905/how-containers-made-world-smaller-and-its-economy-bigger
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hopewell serves up more planning games

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:04am by Howard Winn

    ... of a 93-storey hotel it was proposing to build to 55 storeys in exchange for a land swap agreement. It also dropped the massive "wall block" design of the building in favour of a "Y-shaped" building and scrapped significant exhibition and convention facilities. The new application drops the "wall block" design and goes back to the "Y" design, along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1645796/hopewell-serves-more-planning-games
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    One rule for the students, another rule for the rich

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... where he was personally vilified by those who had lost money while encamped outside his office building. He apparently views the episode as a personal turning point. "Something had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1643277/one-rule-students-another-rule-rich
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Stanley car park insanity continues

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:29am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn What is it with the Transport Department and its determination to build a car park in the middle of Stanley despite the opposition of residents? Has the car park been ... of not building a multi-storey car park on what is now the central bus station and is now proposing an underground car park on the site instead. Although it can't give financial details, it says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1637663/stanley-car-park-insanity-continues
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Group offers to buy Hong Kong's waste and use it as a resource

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 07:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The debate over how to deal with Hong Kong's waste has taken an interesting turn with a non-profit-making organisation offering to buy the municipal solid waste for HK$100 a tonne or US$42 million a year. Capital costs are reckoned to be HK$8 billion. The government is planning to spend about HK$60 billion building and running an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1639141/group-offers-buy-hong-kongs-waste-and-use-it-resource
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China adopts waste processing technology rejected by Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:31am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We see with some interest that the Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Development Zone is planning to build a waste-to-energy plasma gasification project with a capacity of 2,000 ... to HK$10.5 billion. So half the price and 20 times the amount of electricity and no toxic ash. But the other aspect of interest here is that the company building this plasma project- Guangdong Plasma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1633743/china-adopts-waste-technology-rejected-hong-kong
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beware of travellers carrying umbrellas on planes

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:37am by Howard Winn

    ... down 113 trees to build a road to the property, which at present does not have road access. The plan was rejected by the Town Planning Board on September 12. However, such is the skewed nature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1631413/beware-travellers-carrying-umbrellas-planes
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Laura Cha joins CY Leung school of political analysis

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:54am by Howard Winn

    ... the importance of "the law". Students blocking the road is clearly an affront to the law, but when tai tais need to shop at Prince's Building, it's okay for them to break the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1629444/laura-cha-joins-cy-leung-school-political-analysis

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