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  1. Are real reasons for bridge rush buried under concrete?

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... built, as it is too much of a piece with our chief executive's push to pour as much concrete as quickly as possible. As the first chart shows, we have doubled real spending on public sector ... proportionately less need for construction- what is needed has largely been built. We were in line with that trend before Donald's concrete-pouring mania and we will almost certainly revert ...

  2. Concrete plant investigated

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Planning chiefs have launched an investigation into possible breaches of zoning laws by a New Territories concrete factory owned by a Hong Kong-listed company. ... with the provisions of the Outline Zoning Plan.' The factory is owned by Golik Concrete Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of steel and concrete manufacturer Golik Holdings Ltd. In its latest annual return, ...

  3. Getting dirty in concrete jungle

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Children who grew up in a concrete jungle such as Hong Kong hardly experience nature in its unpotted or uncaged form. They have little knowledge of soil, plants and animals. Some of them have even developed bio-phobia, or fear of nature. Dr Mette Hjort, chair professor and head of the department of visual studies at Lingnan University, believes that bio-phobia can ...

  4. Ill-conceived plans to pour more concrete threaten beautiful Lamma

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that could significantly clean up Lamma and improve public facilities, often providing jobs, the government just wants to pour more concrete. There are plans for a HK$55 million straight-line reclamation of the Yung Shue Wan harbour; a HK$20 million concrete platform for a bicycle park on the last bit of natural shoreline in the harbour; a study led by the Civil Engineering and Development ...

  5. Concrete seafront plan

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip The Yung Shue Wan waterfront on Lamma Island will be filled with about four square kilometres of concrete under a government plan. The HK$55 million project aims to create ... has a concrete path running directly over almost all the seating area of his restaurant. 'I never heard about it,' he said. 'They never came and consulted the local ...

  6. Yung Shue Wan shuns concrete jungle, despite what officials say

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... can't have seen the damage done by its efforts at Peng Chau. Yes there are flowers. There are also wide expanses of concrete and tiles and little sign of life. Untold millions were spent ... The plan is one of short-term gain for a few select people by way of pouring thousands of cubic meters of concrete. It will also result in an end to all business life on Yung Shue Wan's ...

  7. Concrete soul

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a 400-metre stretch of the bay to build a concrete road, pedestrian walkway and breakwater. Restaurants that have that rarest of assets, a place to sit outside and enjoy fresh breezes ... Rejuvenating does not require demolition crews and concrete- instead, what is needed is investment, maintenance, attention to detail and scale, and pleasing vistas and perspectives. ...

  8. Concrete and consultababble our cultural fate

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to be spent on this culture corner, 73 cents will go to pouring concrete, 13 cents will go to fixing concrete and 6 cents will go to supervising concrete. Culture is a very concrete business ... concrete since this HK$21.6 billion budget was proposed will easily absorb the 8 cents too. You will probably say that these ratios are the wrong way round. It should be 92 per cent for culture. ...

  9. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

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

    ... 1881 Heritage shopping mall, completely stripped of its dignity, hillside and lovely old trees, to imagine the future of the Central Government Offices site, a sterile concrete environment ...

  10. Pouring loads of concrete holds little benefit for HK

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... however. He is required under the terms of his appointment by Beijing to pour a certain amount of concrete annually and every year this figure goes up. Pouring concrete is also the best way ...




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