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  1. Environment chief hedges bets on harbour

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a balance.' In her first public comments on the reclamation dispute, Dr Liao said Hong Kong still needed smooth transport infrastructure and development, which might damage the environment. She said ... We must strike a balance between protection and development: Sara Liao The public's desire to preserve Victoria Harbour will be respected but sustainable development is the only way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430677/environment-chief-hedges-bets-harbour
  2. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of us concerned about the conservation of our heritage and the constant manoeuvring of the administration to hijack public spaces to gift to property developers were appalled at the announcement ... with a particular developer that has to be honoured before the current administration steps down? The net gain between refurbishing the west wing and the proposed commercial tower will be insignificant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740445/central-site-could-become-sterile-concrete-environment
  3. It's never too late for a good change in infrastructure plans

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in infrastructure development. Equally so, we need to address why the administration failed to pick up feedback from the community. Can the administration identify and respond to concerns and ideas earlier? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592756/its-never-too-late-good-change-infrastructure-plans
  4. Error nets HK$1.5b bonus for developer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... is only a few years ago, I don't understand how it happened,' Charles Chan Chiu-kwok said. Chan, managing director at Savills Valuation and Professional Services for Greater China, said ... in 2002, the successful bidder was also able to create up to 7,900 square metres of floor space in the new development. This was later reduced to 7,213 square metres in the sale agreement, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731335/error-nets-hk15b-bonus-developer
  5. Hong Kong needs infrastructure to stay world class

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent articles in the media have accused the Legislative Council's engineering representative Raymond Ho Chung-tai of forcing the government to spend unnecessarily on infrastructure. Some of the accusations can potentially damage the image of the profession, so it is necessary to put the record straight. The infrastructure of a city speaks for its people, expressing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465563/hong-kong-needs-infrastructure-stay-world-class
  6. Concern at lack of details on waste disposal deal

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there was not enough transparency on how the money would be spent. The contract was awarded to China Harbour Engineering last November. The company will be responsible for delivering 10 million tonnes of material for reclamation to Guanghaiwan in Taishan, about 140km west of Hong Kong. The first batch of materials is expected to be delivered in the first half of this year. However, the Civil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578170/concern-lack-details-waste-disposal-deal
  7. Events

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The latest development strategy in Guangdong and its implications for Hong Kong'. Hong Kong Club, Central. Australian Chamber ... 'Automating your business with cloud computing- reduce IT infrastructure cost by 70 per cent'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Monday, April 16: French Chamber of Commerce event: 'What new drivers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998033/events
  8. Heritage activist wants to preserve Central for the people, not the developers

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai It is unlikely that tranquil Wing Lee Street and the 12 tenement houses standing on it for more than half a century would have escaped the Urban Renewal Authority's ... in the neighbourhood remain, the original buildings have long been pulled down for high-rise development, leaving Wing Lee Street and its 12 tenement houses just as it was- a rare feature in contemporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710614/heritage-activist-wants-preserve-central-people-not-developers
  9. Our money's on HK Panther to shock weary American Beast

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Their previous showdown was cancelled at the last minute, but the rumble between 1.93-metre Bob 'The Beast' Sapp and Hong Kong's Alain 'The Panther' Ngalani is on again. The kickboxing bout was to take place in June as a Planet Battle main event. However, Sapp had to cancel at the last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694284/our-moneys-hk-panther-shock-weary-american-beast
  10. Repurposing the Earth

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or waterways into land for development. The term can also mean the process of restoring damaged land to its natural state. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or landfill. Why land would ... is used for building houses, factories, roads, railways and many other forms of infrastructure. Reclaimed land can be very expensive, depending on its location. Seaside waterfronts in urban areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992052/repurposing-earth

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