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  1. Veteran engineer poised to retire, but not to the private sector

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Sichuan province. From building railways to fixing the alignment of the planned Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, Mak said his experience with the rail department in his early career were among his unforgettable memories. He recalled the collapse in the summer of 1976 of a bridge in Tai Wai on which Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation trains ran: 'The old bridge was broken after nights ...

  2. Don't reclaim off Lantau for port in decline

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Bridge landing site threatens unique Lantau geology' (January 17), by John Bowden. In it, he expressed concern about the proposed landing point of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge at San ... under way to introduce a new container port. The study document frankly acknowledges that Hong Kong port is in relative decline and proposes efficiency and administrative measures to arrest ...

  3. Territory aims to boost global status

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... and the Border Gate, and the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Furthermore, Macau's gambling receipts registering in the billions and a 35 per cent taxation scheme means ... for Mice events. The corresponding figures for Hong Kong and Singapore were 28 and 20 per cent, respectively. However, Dr Robert Kirby, president and chief executive of the Kirby Group, which ...

  4. Lantau bridge project is not best way to improve transport links

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

    ... is also clear is that Shenzhen will soon need a second crossing somewhere between Humen and Shekou. Therefore the Lantau bridge project with a payback in excess of 36 years is a horribly wasteful extravagance. The most suitable location for a bridge is from Shekou near the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bay border crossing bridge, and then across to Zhuhai and Zhongshan, connecting to the existing national ...

  5. Students rebuild bridge

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the 27-metre-long bridge. 'That sense of achievement is hugely rewarding,' said Jayne So, an undergraduate from University College London who joined the Hong Kong team. ... Jessica So Forty student volunteers from Hong Kong have helped a mainland village rebuild a footbridge that served as a vital link for children going to school. Floods in 2001 washed away ...

  6. Nanjing's 'tofu bridge' was put up for award

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... killing 64 people. Riding high The total cost of building the new Hanzhongmen Bridge in Nanjing, in Hong Kong dollars, was:$56.7 ... Raymond Li A bridge found earlier this month to be covered in cracks less than a year after its renovation had been nominated in June for an engineering and design award. The new ...

  7. Bridging the gap

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to begin in June or July and will last about a week. Headed by Chinese University of Hong Kong architecture professor Edward Ng, the project- 'A Bridge Too Far'- is part of a campaign ... Rachel Zeng Ni Hong Kong children can go to school without worrying about their safety, but some mainland students have to be cautious about every step they take on their way ...

  8. Charity walk across bridge draws 50,000

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Fifty thousand people in Macau- one-ninth of the population- walked across the city's newest bridge yesterday to raise money for the Red Cross. Among the crowd ... caps for her family to boost the charity takings. 'Allow me to be cheesy, but I feel that by donating we are the bridge between Macau and South Asia.' Organised by the Macau East ...

  9. Right on cue, the rain falls for Hong Kong's Noah's Ark

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott When it started raining at 9.30am yesterday, it wasn't exactly coming down in biblical proportions but it was still fitting, as the gates were opening on Hong Kong's own version of Noah's Ark. Under the Tsing Ma Bridge, the 25,000-square-metre 'full-size replica' of the ark was open for a special preview after more than 10,000 invited ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was under observation at United Christian Hospital. Standoff ends in bridge rescue Firemen used a hydraulic platform to rescue a woman who threatened to jump off the Ting Kau Bridge yesterday. ...




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