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  1. Help for construction apprentices

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters About 400 government-subsidised apprenticeships will be created in the construction industry over the next two years. The plan aims to address a general ageing of the industry's workforce. The employers' subsidy scheme, to be launched as soon as April, aims to attract job seekers aged 18 to 24 into the industry. The first 60 positions are expected ...

  2. Tin Shui Wai to get economic boost with HK$8.5m centre for construction training

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An HK$8.5 million training facility for construction workers is being built in Tin Shui Wai, the first of several projects aimed at injecting life into the poor area. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, secretary for development, yesterday said a site, next to the Wetland Park, had been designated for the facility, which would be run by the Construction Industry Council. ...

  3. Constructive steps towards the future

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SUSAN STREET was dean of the School of Dance at the Academy for Performing Arts when the Hong Kong Arts Development Council provided funding for the Hong Kong Dance Festival. Not long after, however, she had to leave Hong Kong to take up a position in Aus ...

  4. Transport matters

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The University of Hong Kong's master of arts in transport policy and planning is specifically geared for those working in the sector. The programme is co-organised by the department of geography, department of urban planning and design, ...

  5. Building blocks

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei In modern metropolises, building services engineers have to deal with complex projects, and contribute towards sustainability of the urban environment. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) offers a master of science in i ...

  6. Schools pave greener path to future

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... for Environmental Technology and Management, said they were made from recycled construction waste, including glass and concrete. 'The bricks help save space at congested landfill sites,' he said. ...

  7. Boxing clever

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... with the ceiling and were a less expensive option. However, those opting for a true false ceiling should note that many contractors will construct it with plywood- not only an expensive option but prone ...

  8. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak After a slow start in primary school, Vincent Chu Tun-hon met a teacher who inspired him to work hard and become an award-winning civil engineer. Now he is doing his best to repay this faith by helping young people taking their first steps in the ...

  9. Breaking new ground for women

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... checking design submissions for both private developments and public engineering works; conducting technical audits on construction sites; providing geotechnical advice to other government ... mind going outdoors and getting their hands dirty,' she said. Although the profession is often thought of as an exclusively male preserve- associated with construction sites, bulldozers ...

  10. Boy, 14, survives three-floor plunge at school

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 14-year-old schoolboy escaped death yesterday when he fell three floors down a stairwell while trying to slide down the rails. The Form Three student at the elite La Salle College in Kowloon Tong was in serious condition at Queen Elizabeth H ...




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