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  1. Guard post at world's most expensive flats not fit for a public housing estate

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... there (pictured), we thought public estate guards enjoyed better facilities. Someone from developer Henderson Land said the guards were there to control traffic and patrol the site. 'Technically, it's still a construction site,' he said. But being the landlord, couldn't Henderson have a word with the site's supervisors? The man admitted, though, that up to 30 batches ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Medieval well may be moved from To Kwa Wan station construction site

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Development minister hints that cheapest option may be used to preserve To Kwa Wan relic Medieval well at MTR site likely to be moved Development minister Paul Chan Mo-po yesterday dropped the strongest hint yet that the government will take the cheapest option and move a medieval well which has delayed progress on the under-construction ...

  3. News - China - IRAQ

    1,300 Chinese workers evacuated to Baghdad from Samarra construction site

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:52pm by Angela Meng, LAURA ZHOU

    ... to Dubai instead and said he hoped to return to Iraq for a construction project in the south. An embassy spokesman said all workers were safe but declined to comment on the evacuation. Some workers ... State-owned China Machinery Engineering Corporation is building a 630 megawatt power plant in Samarra. Construction on the US$1.2 billion project began in 2011. Security in Iraq has deteriorated ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    37 held for extorting money from lunchbox hawkers at construction sites

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:52pm by Clifford Lo

    ... of lunch boxes. The arrests were made after officers posing as hawkers were sent to the construction sites about 10 months ago. "Hawkers had to pay up to HK$50,000 as a 'joining fee' ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Raids net 37 over building site racket Police believe they have smashed two triad gangs who allegedly extorted millions of dollars a month from hawkers ...

  5. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Dust busters: Beijing to require cameras at construction sites for stricter smog policing

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:01am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Municipal government zooms in on builders with latest anti-pollution measures Construction sites in Beijing will come under closer scrutiny as the municipal government seeks to determine how much they contribute to rampant smog. Cameras will be installed to monitor the sites by the end of June and all construction firms must use “fully enclosed” vehicles to carry gravel, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco construction site fire may have been sparked by welders

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco San Francisco fire investigators were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a huge blaze that tore through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby buildings, prompting evacuations and forcing officials to call in about half the city's on-duty firefighters to prevent its spread. As fire crews doused hotspots ...

  7. Body found at construction site

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are investigating the death of a South Asian man whose half-naked body was found at a construction site in Yau Ma Tei yesterday. The man is believed to be aged between 20 and 30. Workers found the body on the second floor of a building under construction in Yau Cheung Road. Police said no suspicious wounds were found on the body and an autopsy would ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Higher productivity needed on construction sites

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:17am

    ... Higher productivity on construction sites is long overdue I totally agree with Jake van der Kamp's view on the issues pertaining to rising wages (" Rising wages pay off ... countries have been using plasterboard for their homes and commercial buildings for a long time. In Asia, Singapore and Japan are already way ahead of Hong Kong and their construction sites produce ...

  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Flash flood in Qinghai construction site kills 24

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 08:04pm by AFP, AP

    ... media said. In Qinghai province, at least 24 workers were killed when a flash flood swept through a construction site, Xinhua reported. Rescuers were still searching for those unaccounted ...

  10. News - China

    Construction site landslide in Hunan kills two

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 04:02pm

    ... Staff Reporter A landslide buried four construction workers alive on Wednesday in China’s southern province of Hunan. Xinhua news agency reports two had died.  Two workers were buried by rubble and mud when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon in Shaodong county of Shaoyang city, Hunan province. Two workers were caught by a second slide trying to rescue them. Firefighters ...




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