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  1. 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

    ... 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 ... the public to see the relics, adding: "We do not conserve just for the sake of conservation. Otherwise it is not very meaningful." The MTR Corporation said that construction work on the Sha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1646505/medieval-well-may-be-moved-kwa-wan-station-construction-site
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Shops at Hung Hom Station closing ahead of transfer point construction

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brain Yap brian.yap@scmp.com First phase of work begins soon to create new MTR connection to Central Hung Hom shops closing before construction Fifteen out of 32 shops and restaurants ... early this month, and all of them are expected to have been closed down by the time the work commences early next month," said MTR corporation construction manager Patrick Cheng Kai-shing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577148/shops-hung-hom-station-closing-ahead-transfer-point-construction
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    South Island Line faces more costly delays

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by FANNY FUNG

    ... construction costs. The company will pick up the bill for the cost overrun. The Highways Department was even more pessimistic, saying there was a "very high risk" that the new line would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645861/south-island-line-faces-more-costly-delays
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Worry over high-speed rail contingency fund

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Call to have three levels of approval for additional money could delay construction even further and add to costs, experts fear Worry over MTR high-speed rail contingency fund Concerns have been raised over the effectiveness of the MTR Corporation's plan to manage its contingency fund for the construction of the high-speed railway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1641572/worry-over-high-speed-rail-contingency-fund
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR redesign in HK$4.1 billion plan to display relics at rail link

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong

    ... of both the well and the water channel at a cost of HK$1.3 billion and delaying the railway construction for four more months. The project is already 11 months behind schedule due to earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644891/mtr-redesign-hk41-billion-plan-display-relics-rail-link
  6. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Surprise in Beijing after Mexican high-speed rail deal scrapped

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Reuters, Staff Reporter

    ... to build the link was awarded last week, Mexican opposition politicians accused the government of favouring the group led by China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC), the sole bidder. Mexico's ... complies with the requirements of the Mexican government. "The Chinese government encourages enterprises to participate in infrastructure construction in Mexico in a mutually beneficial way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1635987/surprise-beijing-after-mexican-high-speed-rail-deal-scrapped
  7. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Beijing approves 5 more railway projects

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:59am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com More mainland rail projects approved The mainland has approved construction of five railway projects worth 152.7 billion yuan (HK$192.4 billion), the National Development and Reform Commission said, taking the number of railway projects approved since July to 21. The economic planning agency said in statements posted on its website that it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1642535/beijing-approves-5-more-railway-projects
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Legislators warned high-speed rail project could face further delay

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... "If the construction costs rise further because of politics at Legco, it would not be in the interest of Hong Kong people. There would be an even bigger problem if the construction was forced ... in its budget when it sought extra funds to meet higher construction costs. "It's not like if we have HK$5 billion or HK$6 billion, we will spend it all," Ma said. The cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627752/legislators-warned-high-speed-rail-project-could-face-further-delay
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR condemned over accidents during construction of railway

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:57am by SAMUEL CHAN, Edward Tang

    ... the construction of the high-speed railway to Guangzhou, including the deaths of two workers. Some 100 accidents were reported on the line between May and November last year, two of them fatal. By contrast, between the start of construction in 2010 and April last year there were 147 accidents, of which one was fatal. Members of the Legislative Council's subcommittee on railways asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1396912/mtr-condemned-over-accidents-during-construction-railway
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR West Island Line to open by end of year- but will skip Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 06:09pm by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com New MTR line to open- but it will skip Sai Ying Pun The West Island Line connecting Sheung Wan to Kennedy Town will open on schedule at the end of December- but without the Sai Ying Pun station because of construction problems at its exits. The MTR Corporation said yesterday that the 3-kilometre project, which began in 2009, was 98 per cent complete, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1637473/mtr-west-island-line-open-end-year-will-skip-sai-ying-pun

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