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  1. China Resources Cement sales grow but costs eat into margin

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong China Resources Cement Holdings saw sales of its core cement and concrete products grow in the first two months of this year, but gross profit margin shrank as raw material ... manager Shi Shanbo said. Sales for its concrete doubled to 300,000 cubic metres but the selling price dropped about 3 per cent from the same period last year, he added. Mr Shi gave no actual ...

  2. KHD builds solid foundations to lift market share in China

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DISCOVERY REPORTS LTD China's construction boom is creating a tremendous appetite for cement. This demand is driving top cement equipment suppliers such as Germany's KHD Humboldt Wedag to expand their mainland presence. KHD has done business in ...

  3. We can rock the world (if we duck the concrete)

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and concrete paths. Efforts to protect and preserve have to be of the essence. Nature is not viewed by the government as a big revenue earner. Schools do not give it a significant place ...

  4. Concrete 'carrier' a signal of intent

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The emergence of a giant concrete ship in the unlikely setting of Wuhan is the latest sign that Beijing's desire for aircraft carriers is fast moving towards a full-blown production programme. The carrier mock-up comes complete with flight deck, ramp and tower, all atop what looks like a low-rise brick office building. A fighter plane ...

  5. Environmentalists upset with concrete pavilion atop tree roots

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Park are thankful for a concrete pavilion in Hatton Road, as they say such amenities are putting the natural environment and local vegetation at risk. Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam, chairwoman ... of concrete for building shelters. These materials were equally durable, he said. 'We need to be sensitive to the environment, as the natural environment is very fragile, and it can be easily ...

  6. Environmentalists fume after Peak slope is concreted over

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The ripping of turf from a private slope behind No 3 Old Peak Road and its replacement with shotcrete- concrete sprayed on slopes to prevent landslides- has infuriated the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group. Melanie Moore, a group member, said she complained to the Buildings Department, demanding that it stop the process, which, she discovered, had not been ...

  7. Rediscovering traditional Shanghai homes amid a concrete jungle

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... historical architecture; otherwise, many people will leave. I think the urban planning of the Lujiazui economic zone was a failure. The concrete jungle looks modern, but just like some designers ...

  8. Rural roots still break through the concrete

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sha Tin is the subject of this week's District Focus. Boasting a wide variety of residential buildings and a comprehensive transport network, bustling Sha Tin is a self-contained community. Last Friday, six students- Lee Hoi-yan, Wong Chun-ming, Cheu ...

  9. Peng Chau's concrete steps to turning green

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and 2003 at the phenomenal cost of $158 million. Thousands of tonnes of concrete were used to create a 1.31km seawall enclosing 4.55 hectares of reclamation. The huge chunk of concrete eliminated ...

  10. Concrete, not nature, appears Lantau priority

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the consultation digest regarding the plan, which suggests the taskforce might better rename its publication the Concrete Plan for Lantau. The plan has an extensive list of proposed projects that would ... a motor-racing circuit, an indoor man-made beach. So the plan is heavy on concrete-style developments, and even though environmental assessments are yet to be completed, and it appears ...




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