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  1. Business - Economy - INFRASTRUCTURE

    India seeks more Hong Kong and China investment amid building push

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with 47 per cent to come from private investments while the rest will be financed by Indian state money, said Singh yesterday at a seminar on building trade and investment linkages with India. ...

  2. News - Asia - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Death toll in India building collapse rises as hopes dim for more survivors

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 06:59pm by AP and AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Panaji Rescuers found two more bodies overnight under a massive pile of broken concrete left when a residential building collapsed in southern India at the weekend, raising ... in the building’s construction, for allegedly endangering human life, causing death and negligence. The building, which was under construction, collapsed while more than 40 poorly paid daily-wage labourers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong Airport dividend payout of HK$5.3 billion raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... whether to raise fees, saying only that the share of airport charges- mainly in airlines' payments for parking, landing and terminal building- in the authority's revenue stream would ...

  4. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Chinese border town to demolish failed 270m-yuan tourist strip near Vietnam

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:23pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Relatively new project becomes a white elephant, requiring more money to dismantle than what it took to build it A remote Chinese county near the Vietnam border is demolishing a tourist strip just three years after it was built at a whopping cost of 270 million yuan (HK$340 million). The Hekou county government in Yunnan is spending 300 million ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Keep infrastructure spending steady, construction boss urges government

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:25pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... he said. "For example, MTR Corp is building five new railway projects and needs 18,000 workers. But they have 14,000 workers only." Firms have to pay more to hire workers, which increases construction costs, Ho said. "The construction cost for building residential property is about HK$4,000 per square foot," he said. "Including the land price, developers have ...

  6. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    State-backed Chinese firm Gezhouba to help build dams in Argentina

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Gezhouba to build dams in Argentina State-controlled dam builder China Gezhouba Group will join forces with Argentine firms to build dams in Argentina worth US$4 billion, the Shanghai-listed firm said yesterday. Gezhouba and two Argentine firms, Electroingenieria and Hidrocuyo, will build two dams in the southern province of Santa Cruz. ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Tokyo divided over its proposed Olympic stadium

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 10:43pm by APSPT

    ... proportions. This is not just about the stadium but about Japan's entire culture. We have a responsibility for the legacy we leave behind Shinichi Nakazawa The Olympics building spree could ... to be televised internationally by satellite, but now is showing its age. An online poll by the Nikkei financial newspaper found more than 60 per cent opposed to building the new stadium. ...

  8. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Plan to build world's longest undersea tunnel from Dalian to Yantai

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:11pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Plan to build world's longest undersea tunnel The government is planning to spend 260 billion yuan (HK$326 billion) to build the world's longest undersea tunnel across the Bohai Strait. The proposed 123-kilometre railway project would carry passengers and vehicles between the port cities of Dalian in Liaoning's and Yantai in Shandong, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Hong Kong's lifts fail to make grade in list of world's fastest

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... fastest lifts. Top of the rankings, compiled by buildings database Emporis, is Taipei's 101 Tower, which travels at an impressive 16.8 metres per second, or 60km/h. Hong Kong's tallest building, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in West Kowloon, has some of the quickest lifts in the city, reaching top speeds of 9 metres per second, or 32.4km/h. But the title of fastest lift ...

  10. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Cement firms build on growing demand

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Industry players can expect a bumper year as infrastructure and urbanisation projects drive demand at a time of tightening supply Cement firms build on growing demand Demand for cement on the mainland will increase amid tightening supply this year, benefiting the earnings of listed producers of the building material, say industry players. ...




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