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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, ...

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    China naval build-up 'major concern' for India

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s navy chief said on Monday that Beijing’s growing maritime strength was a “major, major cause for concern” and pledged to support a state energy firm in its contentious search for oil in the South China Sea. Admira ...

  3. News - China

    China builds sewage site on disputed island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has begun building sewage and waste disposal facilities on a disputed South China Sea island, state media said on  Monday, a move likely to stoke a growing territorial row with its neighbours. The report in the China Daily came a month after Beijing enraged Vietnam by announcing the establishment of the new “capital” city of Sansha ...

  4. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's urbanisation projects and demand for iconic housing. 'Hong Kong architects and construction firms are extremely efficient at building effective quality living space,' says ...

  5. Building up a bright future

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of GDP to public building and improvement projects. The central government said in its 12th Five-Year Plan that it will continue the trend of increasing spending. Under the Closer Economic ...

  6. Building blocks of the future

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Basically, to be approved, the architecture has to work around and within the regulations and demands of developers, which reduces creativity. In other places, you look at buildings and you can see ...

  7. HK can help build ties, city delegate says

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Central Policy Unit, recommended a series of initiatives for the nation to make more use of Hong Kong in building ties with East Asian countries. Citing territorial disputes in the South China Sea ...

  8. Why building more flats may not lead to a drop in prices

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and 14,000 private flats respectively in the next four to five years, the government has been criticised by some lawmakers and executive councillors for not providing enough land for building private ... are looking for relatively small and affordable homes, not those extravagantly designed private units,' Poon said. He said rushing to build more private flats would only reinforce the mismatch ...

  9. Can officials rise to the challenge of making our old buildings safe?

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

    ... I refer to Albert Cheng King-hon's article ('Building 'experts' crawl out of the woodwork' February 3), and put myself forward as yet another in this long line of experts. I'm a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a registered professional engineer (building division), with some experience acting as an expert for building ...

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    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... the exercise, it could be a first step in a conceptual sea change on regional security. If Asean can build on this initiative, it may well be what Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalagawa ...




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