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  1. China Merchants to build Sri Lanka port

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The government of Sri Lanka has granted non-binding conditional approval for China Merchants Holdings and a local partner to build and operate a port in the South Asian ... issued China Merchants and its partner, Aitken Spence, a company listed on the Colombo stock exchange, with a non-binding letter of intent approving a build, operate and transfer (BOT) agreement ...

  2. With 49,000km of roads to build, minister in hurry

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... potholed and congested urban roads into a set of modern, well-functioning highways. He is spending more than US$70 billion over the next three to four years to build 49,000 kilometres of new roads ... is the country's lack of decent highways. 'Roads impact agriculture, industry and trade,' Nath says. 'Toyota is building its global small-car project in India. But unless they have a good ...

  3. From pawnshop to bar, heritage buildings get a new lease on life as customers step back in time

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Opening a restaurant in a heritage building creates great ambience for diners, but for the operators it comes with some tough caveats. Alan Lo, co-founder of the Press Room Group that opened the Pawn in a historic shop building in Johnston Road, Wan Chai, in August 2008, said heritage sites required greater attention to detail than modern structures. 'There is a need ...

  4. The higher they build, the faster markets crash

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Ihope visibility had improved for yesterday's scheduled opening of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building. Last week, when I passed through the emirate, you could barely make out the shard-like 800-metre tall tower- as high as Hong Kong's new International Commerce Centre with the Bank of China building sitting on top- through the thick ...

  5. HK a laggard in green buildings

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu and Fulton Mak Hong Kong is lagging the world in enforcing green building codes as arguments continue over whether developers should get incentives to adopt sustainable building practices, or do so out of social and corporate responsibility. 'We tend to talk the talk but we have very few true green buildings in Hong Kong at present,' said Nicholas Brooke, ...

  6. Chery raises 2.9b yuan from stake sales to build green cars

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong, Martin Zhou

    ... Kandy Wong and Martin Zhou in Beijing Anhui's Chery Automobile, one of the mainland's top 10 carmakers, has sold stakes to local investors, raising 2.9 billion yuan (HK$3.29 billion) to develop alternative-energy vehicles and build new plants. The state-owned, unlisted company said Huarong Asset Management Corp had bought a stake. Company spokesman Jin Yibo told ...

  7. Marriott to build 57 hotels in Asia despite shrinking global economy

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of hotels Marriott will build on the mainland: 21 ...

  8. Developer looks at building community spirit and eco-friendly ideas

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... and Hong Kong remains very strong really, particularly in the office market. The three office buildings of our Pacific Place development are full. Nothing has changed so far,' he said. ... sqft, and that at Three Pacific Place in the mid HK$80s. Stephan Spurr, director and general manager of Island East at Swire Properties, said its office buildings in Taikoo Place and Cityplaza ...

  9. Vale plans to build more iron ore pellet plants on mainland

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan in Beijing Brazilian mining giant Vale, the world's largest iron ore exporter, is in talks with mainland steelmakers to build more pellet plants in the world's largest ... Zhu, the president of Vale China. Mr Zhu said yesterday the company was in talks with its mainland customers on building pellet plants on the mainland and about joint investments in ships ...

  10. HK has designs on a less wasteful future

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Kong's buildings, like other buildings in the region, account for about 30 per cent of the territory's greenhouse gas emissions and rack up a similar percentage in energy consumption. ... of this is the Hong Kong Building Energy Standards and Codes (BESC), which aim to provide a degree of control over building design practices and encourage awareness of energy conscious design in building ...




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