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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 ...

  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Building boom drives China State Construction’s first-half profit up 25pc

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:59pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com China State Construction International posted a 24.93 per cent jump in first-half net profit as construction business boomed in Hong Kong and Macau. ... advantage of the booming market, the group’s construction business has become prosperous,” chairman and chief executive Zhou Yong said on Thursday in the company’s earnings results statement. Taking ...

  3. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Newly constructed bridge offers relief for those trapped in Yunnan quake zone

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:39pm by Nectar Gan

    ... worst-hit quake zone late last night after the construction of a steel bridge leading into Longtoushan township. Survivors trapped in the zone could also be carried out to safety. A previous bridge ... Xinhua reported. After 40 hours of construction, the new 30-metre bridge, with a load limit of 15 tonnes, was completed at 10pm on Tuesday. Trucks were seen driving into Longtoushan one after ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Construction worker held on suspicion of brother's murder after row over taxi fare

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:29pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Brother questioned after man collapses in Kwun Tong flat during violent dispute with sibling and mother over HK$100 cab fare Murder arrest after taxi fare row A man was being held for questioning last night on suspicion of murdering his younger brother, who apparently died in an argument over a HK$100 taxi fare. The 39-year-old construction ...

  5. Business - China Business - DEBT

    Mainland construction firm warns of possible bond default

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Huatong Road & Bridge's failure to pay would be mainland's first such publicly announced default Construction firm warns of possible bond default Mainland construction firm Huatong Road & Bridge said yesterday it might fail to pay investors both interest and principal due on a one-year short-term bill issue that matures next Wednesday. In a statement ...

  6. Business - China Business - COMPANIES

    Zoomlion says sales surged last year

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of the mainland's second-biggest construction-equipment maker, said last week. "Zoomlion is a company with integrity." GPS tracking devices were installed on every machine sold and employees met ... to the company's annual and interim reports. First-half profit jumped 21 per cent last year while larger Sany Heavy Industry posted a 13 per cent decline. Construction-equipment makers face a glut ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - IRAQ

    1,300 Chinese workers evacuated to Baghdad from Samarra construction site

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:52pm by Angela Meng, LAURA ZHOU

    ... to Dubai instead and said he hoped to return to Iraq for a construction project in the south. An embassy spokesman said all workers were safe but declined to comment on the evacuation. Some workers ... State-owned China Machinery Engineering Corporation is building a 630 megawatt power plant in Samarra. Construction on the US$1.2 billion project began in 2011. Security in Iraq has deteriorated ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:55pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi At least 22 dead, at least dozen missing after two blocks of flats crumble in monsoon downpours Construction firm bosses held after fatal collapse Police in southern India have detained two construction company directors as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for workers buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon ...

  10. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Plans for extensive construction in north Lantau to exploit the Zhuhai-Macau link is stirring dissent among residents and conservationists, writes Elaine Yau A bridge too far ... a 2007 concept plan put forward under then financial secretary  Henry Tang Ying-yen. The extension plan includes the  construction of a 130-hectare  island with malls and hotels east of Chek Lap ...




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