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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must improve quality of construction or face scepticism

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wary of shoddy work by China Reputation is everything in the construction industry. China's quest to move up the economic value chain by becoming the world's civil ... it apart from others, though, is that the project was hailed on its completion last November as a "Harbin miracle" for its scale and the speed with which it was built. Construction ...

  2. Safety at fault in work site deaths

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A coroner ruled yesterday that the deaths of two bar benders at a construction site in Tsuen Wan were accidental, but said safety issues with equipment ... sites more frequently. The Labour Department said yesterday that it would study the suggestions and that it had co-operated with the Construction Industry Council to draw up safety tips ...

  3. A construction catastrophe waiting to happen

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the beginning, but also a good construction company that followed design codes, developers who followed the rules, government inspection, then constant maintenance and more frequent safety inspections. ... A building collapsed, four died, and Hong Kong's construction industry was shaken to its foundations. $9,785 The record amount per square foot proposed as compensation for flat owners ...

  4. Inspectors to check cranes on 300 sites

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... at about 300 construction sites in the next two weeks to ensure they are safe after a crane collapsed and killed one worker on Thursday. Government inspectors will check that contractors are following safety codes on mobile cranes, which require them to conduct regular inspections. Paul Y Construction and Engineering, the contractor that was responsible for the crane at the scene ...

  5. 300b yuan allotted for railway construction

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The Ministry of Railway plans to spend 300 billion yuan on the construction of rail tracks this year as part of the nation's ambitious 1.25 trillion yuan railway ... and 300 billion yuan last year. The largest beneficiaries are the newly listed China Railway Group and listing hopeful China Railway Construction Group. To cope with surging demand, Beijing has ...

  6. Safety sacrificed to shoddy construction

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was struck by a cargo vessel. Local officials shrugged off the suggestion that a flaw in the bridge construction could have been a factor. There can be no shirking the issue this time. Moreover, ... are not unusual on the mainland and are commonly attributed to flawed design, shoddy or rushed construction and corruption that prompts builders to cut corners and pocket the 'savings' of public ...

  7. Construction obstructions baffle the blind

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The number of construction projects at MTR stations is making train travel a high-risk activity for the blind, it was claimed yesterday. Ten accidents have been reported ... director Chan Kwok-kwong. 'We believe the problem has to do with the increasing number of construction projects taking place in MTR stations, particularly the construction of platform ...

  8. Construction projects keep losing ground

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... waters of the Huangpu river after repairing a flood wall weakened by the collapse of an underwater tunnel earlier this week. But a string of accidents involving construction of Shanghai's ... a number of projects. Liu Jianhang, an academic and adviser to the Shanghai Subway Construction Co., said: 'This accident will definitely have an impact on the process of building ...

  9. HK construction worker falls to his death at Macau hotel site

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau and Agnes Lam A Hong Kong worker plunged to his death at a hotel construction site in Macau yesterday. The 53-year-old man surnamed Tsang was found lying on a podium ... of the accident. Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees' General Union chairman Choi Chun-wah urged employers to provide extra insurance cover for Hong Kong workers on high-risk jobs in Macau. ...

  10. Relief for construction workers

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Emergency fund to provide welfare after death, injury An emergency welfare fund has been established to help injured construction workers and the families of those killed on the job. The Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union yesterday announced the fund had been set up with $200,000 donated by the Housing Society. Union chairman Choi Chun-wa said ...




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