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  1. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Water officials go online to expose shoddy work on dam in eastern Guangdong

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... claim shoddy work makes key dam 'dangerous' Three water-resources officials in eastern Guangdong have exposed shoddy construction at a key embankment dam project that has seen seven ... in various online chat rooms, discussing the construction project that began in 2006 but dragged on for seven years and is estimated to have cost the local government 200 million yuan (HK$250 ...

  2. Construction of bridge could start next year

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Ivan Zhai

    ... Anita Lam and Ivan Zhai in Guangzhou 3 governments endorse report Construction of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge could begin next year after the three governments agreed to start ... Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said she hoped construction could begin next year instead of 2010 as originally planned. Speaking after the three governments endorsed a feasibility ...

  3. Underground station construction begins

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Work started in Shenzhen yesterday on the mainland's first main-line underground railway station. The project will form part of the planned Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express rail link, connecting Hong Kong to the nation's high-spee ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    First thing China, August 17

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 10:25am by John Kennedy

    ... destruction of the boat on which they arrived, no charges will be filed against the men. Beijing announces timeline for new airport construction The Beijing transport commission yesterday announced that construction of the first phase of the city's second airport will be completed by 2015, bringing with it an additional annual capacity of 40 million air passengers. Also announced yesterday were ...

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    People's Daily announces end to re-education through labour, but only for Guangdong

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:39am by John Kennedy

    ... capital winning their hearts and minds with benevolent soft power efforts, is quite a dramatic turn-around in fortunes. China in Africa--  School Construction: World Bank versus China   As one ... and the promised projects actually get built. Maintenance of course is another issue... Xinhua--  Peace depends on constructive mindset, mutual respect   The discussion of a peaceful development concept ...

  6. Are real reasons for bridge rush buried under concrete?

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Five thousand extra construction workers will be hired to speed up the building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, so that the long-delayed ... construction in just three years. The Zhuhai bridge is not the only infrastructure project of dubious merit in all this. The top candidate for the public waste award remains the high-speed railway ...

  7. News - China

    Guangdong's Zhanjiang targets doubling of GDP by 2017

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... and triple its size within five years. It will achieve this largely by speeding up construction on one of the world's largest petrochemical plants, finishing it by 2015 amid environmental concerns. Zhanjiang officials also plan to accelerate construction on a steel hub and a second airport, as well as extend the city's highway network and build a high-speed railway. Speaking ...

  8. News - China - TRANSPORTATION

    Guangzhou mayor Chen Jianhua gets reality check on subway to Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mayor gets reality check on rail costs Guangzhou mayor Chen Jianhua was left red-faced yesterday after Shenzhen's railway-construction office denied his ... and construction, passengers in Guangzhou should be able to reach neighbouring cities by underground," Chen was quoted as saying. "I think a single journey from Guangzhou to Dongguan should ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Environmentalists raise awareness of Nanling National Forest Park

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... of the forest. The developer- Dongyangguang- blamed the contractor. Under pressure, the company admitted it failed to supervise the construction. It provided funds for restoration and replanting ...

  10. Wide expanse of opportunities

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis While it is inevitable that mega construction projects such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) generate concerns from different sections of the community, challenging ... projects currently taking place, creates its own unique challenges. Projects like the [HZMB] are particularly challenging because of the scale and location of the project. Constructing the bridge, ...




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