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  1. Fears over blast plan for HK Island tunnels

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A decision by the Drainage Services Department to use explosives to blast almost 20km of tunnels on Hong Kong Island has raised concerns. The planned use of traditional drill-and-blast methods, instead of tunnel-boring machines, has caused some discomfort within the industry, sources say. The 19.5km of tunnels, budgeted to cost about HK$6.2 billion, form the backbone ...

  2. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such labels. Under the proposal, those without labels could not be resold. car burns in tunnel The Eastern Harbour Tunnel was closed for 35 minutes after a private car caught fire about 5.45pm inside the Kowloon-bound tube. Staff cordoned off the tunnel and sent workers in to put out the fire. There were serious disruptions to traffic at both tunnel entrances until the road was reopened at 6.20pm. Six ...

  3. We can't afford another disaster in the harbour

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be in progress at the same time. They will have a massive impact on the harbour, with an estimated 40 million cubic metres of sediment being dredged out to make way for works ranging from tunnels ... dangerous sediment will be removed by major engineering projects starting soon in Victoria Harbour. Assurances have been made that every measure is in place to protect marine life and water quality, ...

  4. Man inspecting fire extinguisher dies when metal head blows off

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... substation near the Kowloon exit of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel for inspection. Merito Technical Services is contracted by the MTR Corporation to conduct regular inspections and maintenance on its ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Driver held after jumping light A 35-year-old man was arrested for speeding, dangerous driving and driving with a suspended licence after jumping a red light in the Tolo Harbour Tunnel at 9.40am. Air conditioner fire forces 35 out About 35 residents of a residential building in Queen's Road West were evacuated at 10am after an air conditioner caught fire. Recycling plant ...

  6. Tunnel connects last county without a road

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... yesterday, all that is about to change. The blast removed the last obstacle to a three-kilometre tunnel through the mountains, and by the end of next year, Metok will for the first time have a highway. With a population of 11,567, Metok, which adjoins India in the south, was the last of 2,100 counties on the mainland that lacked a highway. The Galongla Tunnel, built at an altitude ...

  7. Damages claim over tunnel blast

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A woman is seeking damages from the KCRC over injuries she claimed to have sustained in a blast in the Tai Lam Tunnel three years ago. Leung Mee-yee wants compensation for what ... is also claiming damages for psychological or psychiatric impairment. The incident took place at 9.15am inside a compartment of a West Rail train that was passing through the tunnel heading ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... evacuated a KMB double-decker in Lion Rock Tunnel, Sha Tin, after smoke started billowing out of the engine. Four women were treated in hospital for smoke inhalation. The incident happened about 12 ... in Eastern Hospital. Suspect tracked from footage Police arrested a 33-year-old man whom they identified from studying surveillance camera footage last week in which a woman was forced at knifepoint ...

  9. Reporter goes the distance in memory of her mentor

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... heading towards Kwai Chung. The turnaround zone was a quick 180 and I was soon powering towards Hong Kong Island. Nearing the Western Harbour Tunnel, I had the privilege to watch and cheer ... , but it was an event that few in the world experience. Under our famous Fragrant Harbour, runners slathered in Tiger Balm and Pak Fa oil perfumed the 1,975-metre tunnel. Running through the Western Corridor ...

  10. Group wins clean air ruling in tunnel fight

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the choking brew down the busy tunnel, creating conditions that environmental group Clear the Air Hong Kong claimed were hazardous to health. Victory for the environmental group came on August 22, ...




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