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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with "out-of-the-box ideas" to protect the threatened Chinese white dolphin during construction of the proposed third runway. They were speaking on the last of three days' scrutiny ... that leave the area during construction will return. Tam also queried the effectiveness of a proposal to re-route the Skypier high-speed ferries to Macau and the Pearl River Delta and lower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... local architects have designs on the mainland The speed of construction projects on the mainland is something to be envied, says one of the first Hong Kong architects to work in Shenzhen's ... to be involved in construction projects on the mainland, where building is not hampered by such an extensive regulatory system. "There are times when I feel I'm not doing things in a realistic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... and contractors to find 10,000 construction workers that Hong Kong needs in the next four years- and the delay-plagued MTR is already feeling the pinch. The rail operator says it needs 18,000 workers ... and the prevailing labour shortage is common to the construction industry," an MTR spokesman said. "The corporation has been working with the government and the industry to address the labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519855/hong-kong-facing-shortage-10000-construction-workers
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... 650 hectares of prime habitat for the shrinking dolphin population would be lost to land reclamation for the third runway. Construction would last from 2016 to 2023. The Airport Authority ... the dolphins during construction and what could be done to draw them back after the work is done. The authority's replies had been unconvincing, he said. The authority has so far agreed to set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    More bidders for big Kwun Tong redevelopment after URA eases terms

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:41pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... It means developers have to bear a higher investment risk and higher construction costs." The Kwun Tong redevelopment is the largest project undertaken by the URA. It covers more than 5.35 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1581002/more-bidders-big-kwun-tong-redevelopment-after-ura-eases
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... reclamation at Sunny Bay and a proposed artificial island east of Lantau. Hung, who collected the raw data for the survey, said fewer dolphins had frequented the Sham Shui Kok area since construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... from the advisory council. The advisers' dismissed the assumption in the report that Chinese white dolphins, which would be displaced during construction, would come back to a new 2,400 ... a fairytale … a paradise … How can you make sure that in seven years' [from the start of construction of the proposed third runway] there will be peace in that area for the dolphins?" Hung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shaking flats in To Kwa Wan halt MTR construction

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, CLIFFORD LO AND JOYCE NG

    ... Lo Wei, Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng Shaking To Kwa Wan flats halt MTR construction Excavation work at a To Kwa Wan railway construction site has been suspended after more than 50 residents ... would "inevitably" cause vibrations, he said. The construction site is about 900 metres from the site of a building collapse that killed four people in 2010. Lai, who has lived in her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239219/shaking-flats-kwa-wan-halt-mtr-construction
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Longer wait for flats on the cards amid building shortfall

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... this yesterday after it was revealed that the number of new flats available this year would fall short of the government's construction target. Only 8,900 flats will be completed this year, far ... use often face opposition … There is a long consultation process." Increased rainfall and a construction labour shortage also contributed to the delays, he said. Wong said the authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557701/expect-longer-waits-flats-amid-shortfall-well-catch-soon-says-housing
  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner agreed on a US$4.7 billion loan from the China Development Bank for the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia. China Gezhouba Group and Argentina's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556670/xi-jinping-hails-new-horizons-china-and-argentina-visit-buenos-aires

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