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  1. Harbour committee weighs up three tunnel options for easing congestion

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the Central-Wan Chai Bypass, would emerge at the cargo handling area near the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Causeway Bay. A flyover would be above the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and connect with the Eastern ... Chloe Lai A section of the Eastern Corridor would have to be demolished if Hong Kong adopted a long underwater tunnel to solve traffic congestion in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, members ...

  2. Government should experiment with same toll for three tunnels

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's proposed solution to the cross-harbour traffic imbalance as reported in your article ('Bypass won't match tunnel's capacity', November 10) ... toll (HK$50 for private cars) of the Western Harbour Tunnel and elects to go through the Central and Wan Chai districts to get to the much cheaper (HK$20 toll for private cars) and already ...

  3. Avoiding the asphalt jungle

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is a more simple way to proceed. A great many of Hong Kong's and Kowloon's traffic jams can be traced to the harbour tunnel bottleneck, which is not being relieved by the Western Harbour Tunnel, because of under utilisation for cost reasons. A scheme could: Collect a surcharge from private cars and taxis travelling southwards from Kowloon to the island at all three harbour tunnels ...

  4. Hotel developers object to bypass tunnel proposal

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... encroach on its site, which faces the Island Eastern Corridor next to Harbour Heights. Government consultants and harbour activists have said the flyover would have more visual impact, despite ... by the tunnel proposed for the Central-Wan Chai bypass. Fook Lee Holdings said the tunnel would end outside the site in King Wah Road in North Point, where Fook Lee and Cheung Kong have proposed since ...

  5. Buying back tunnels is fiddling at the margins of traffic gridlock

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

    ... the use of the tunnel by opening the bypass, or should we close a deal soon, before the traffic starts to flow? As for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, there is obviously no need to discuss a buy-back, ... The odd conclusion in the study to resolve the traffic distribution among the three harbour crossings is that buying back the two privately owned tunnels should be discussed after 2017 ...

  6. Public urged to join walk to save harbour

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Hongkongers should stop the talking, get outside and join an annual walk to support the preservation of Victoria Harbour, a lawmaker said yesterday. 'It is high time that the people acted for the protection of the harbour,' Alan Leong Kah-kit said. 'It is now action time, no longer just time to sit down and chat. This really is the time to act ... We ...

  7. Reclamation project takes shape

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Seventeen per cent of the last remaining reclamation project in Victoria Harbour has been completed. The project, to reclaim 12.7 hectares of seabed, began in late 2009 to provide a link for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass tunnel to the Island Eastern Corridor to ease traffic congestion along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. The land formed above the tunnel will be used ...

  8. Planned projects on both sides of harbour ensure congestion

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter from George Vasilopoulos ('Tunnel toll cuts must not pander to rich in HK', November 20) which expressed concern over my proposal for a Western Harbour ... cross-harbour tunnels will not only help to balance cross-harbour traffic on the Hong Kong side but also cross-harbour traffic in Kowloon. It will also relieve the congestion at the Kowloon end ...

  9. New highway plans put on public view

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for public inspection yesterday. The administration says the proposed work on the Central-Wanchai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link will provide a trunk road of about 4.5km along the north shore of Hong Kong Island. When it is completed, the authorities say traffic congestion in Central and Wan Chai could be eased. The work includes building a dual three-lane tunnel between ...

  10. Court sees no wrong in award of harbour contract

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... China Harbour was the only firm to do this, with the price of the tunnel accounting for 34.21 per cent of the total. It argued the price stipulation was binding and it should have been awarded ... Nick Gentle The government did not act unfairly when it awarded the contract for the Central and Wan Chai harbour reclamation to a firm that did not meet one of the conditions ...




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