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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com New permit rules for border city's non-permanent residents could put more strain on Hong Kong's transport and resources, say experts FEARS OVER SHENZHEN VISITOR FLOOD Hong Kong's doors will be open for regular visits by 4.1 million non-permanent residents of Shenzhen from next month- despite the concerns of Chief Executive Leung ...

  2. Coroner on the attack after flooding death

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau The Coroner's Court ruled yesterday that the death of a villager swept away during severe flooding in Tai Po last year was an accident, but it criticised the government for failing to classify the village as a flooding black spot. Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu urged the Drainage Services Department to survey every river near villages in Hong Kong as he ruled ...

  3. Migrant flood turns out a trickle

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Simpson.cheung@scmp.com Confounding predictions that tens of thousands of grown-up mainland children would flood into Hong Kong to reunite with their parents thanks to an easing of the policy on right of abode, only 170 have been issued one-way permits in the programme's first two months. Dozens of mainland children and their parents campaigned outside ...

  4. Flash flood

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani We don't really like them but we certainly love their money. That, more or less, sums up the growing sentiment of Hong Kong people towards the hordes of mainland tourists who invade our city daily. Many now share an uncomfortable feel ...

  5. Buyers flood back as policy cloud is lifted

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Buyers returned to the property market at the weekend after the removal of the cloud of policy uncertainty that was hanging over the market ahead of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address. With little or no impact foreseen fr ...

  6. Councillors are drowning under flood of paper

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The city's 18 district councils are being urged to cut down on the use of paper- currently well over two million pages a year- while increasing transparency by posting more documents online. The city's 534 councillors each receive an e ...

  7. Drainage work ends flooding hazard

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Scheme to reduce impact of heavy rain An area of greatest concern during flooding in the New Territories should be free from serious inundation in the coming rainy season, ... villages along the Ma Wat River for 4,000 residents who have been plagued by floods in the past. The Ma Wat channel project at Kau Lung Hang- designated a Class 4, or serious, flood-risk area- ...

  8. Floods show need for transport investment, says DAB

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The transport network in the western New Territories, and especially links to the airport, should be improved quickly to avoid a repeat of last week's chaos when widespread flooding and landslides blocked roads, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said yesterday. The DAB released a proposal on ways to improve the network ...

  9. Drainage and river works cut flooding black spots by 60pc

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A multibillion-dollar drainage project has cut the number of flooding black spots in Hong Kong by 60 per cent, the Drainage Services Department said. Since 1995, the number of flood-prone spots in the city has dropped from 90 to 35 under the HK$17.7 billion scheme to be completed in 2012. Two-thirds of the project has already been completed. The government has so far spent ...

  10. Flood of overseas students

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New graduates are flocking to Hong Kong in greater numbers, encouraged by a more welcoming policy towards non-locals The ratio of non-local students, enrolling for postgraduate engineering courses at the University of Hong Kong, has almost quadrupled in o ...




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