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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... several thousand squatters were moved off slopes into temporary housing. However, his comment implying a potential lack of longer term safety through the use of spray concrete slope surfacing ... as well as by providing slope surfacing systems to prevent rainfall infiltration. In this regard, sprayed concrete is a very useful tool. Drainage from behind the sprayed-concrete slope surfacing ...

  2. Gap filler blamed for MTR disruption

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... materials, is used in expansion joints between concrete beams in the tunnel and an adjacent steel duct enclosing utility equipment. Held in place with industrial adhesive, it prevents the two ...

  3. Villagers seek halt to rail line works

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... nine wells and set up 20 other meters to check the underground water levels. When tunnelling started, it would lay down concrete lining at the same time to protect the underground water ...

  4. Prospects flourish in buoyant market

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... gaming industry, a buoyant Hong Kong construction market, and the non-stop pouring of concrete on the mainland, prospects for engineers- local and from around the world- remain strong. Companies ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Worker crushed by concrete slabs aboard cargo vessel A worker was crushed to death between two concrete slabs weighing 30 tonnes each aboard a cargo vessel off Kau Yi Chau at 8.55am yesterday. A preliminary investigation suggested strong waves made the vessel unsteady and led one of the slabs to move as it was being lifted from the cargo hold, pinning Chau Ah-kan, 53, against ...

  6. Indecision over fares for disabled sparks outrage

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... chairman Raymond Tang Yee-bong was disappointed a concrete proposal had not come out of the subcommittee meeting. 'We are going round in circles. The government obviously has the influence ... come up with a concrete proposal by the end of the year. A survey in January found disabled people spent an average of HK$45.80 on transport every week, mostly using buses and taxis. A motion ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... must be preserved Melanie Nutbeam ('Trails do not need all this concrete', June 5), like many other correspondents over the years, is quite right to criticise the concreting of Hong ... on the countryside maps for the benefit of residents and tourists alike. In the meantime, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and others should cease concreting and instead adopt ...

  8. Mules make way for flying marvel

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... and concrete towers that will form the backbone of the cable-car system. The massive Ka-32A Helix helicopter is a civilian variant on a cutting-edge anti-submarine warfare vehicle used by former Soviet states. It has a lifting capacity of 5 tonnes and can fly at a top speed of 260kph. It will ferry the massive chunks of concrete and steel towers for the cable car towers and stations. The Russian ...

  9. MTR 'out of line' on tunnel

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The MTR Corporation and its contractor face prosecution after their work on the cross-border high-speed railway line encroached on a conservation area. Fifty-four trees have been cleared from the area at Pat Heung, Yuen Long, and concrete steps have been built up a slope where a ventilation shaft for the line, most of which runs ...

  10. Users of online map want their MTR exits back

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu Over the past few months, locals and tourists have lamented the loss of a key tool in their struggle to navigate the concrete jungle: MTR exit markers on Google Maps. The mapping application is ubiquitous in the city's increasingly smartphone-reliant culture, as it is pre-installed on many of the world's most popular handheld devices. And for riders ...




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