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  1. The house always wins, and Stanley's bridge proves it

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... winner of the proposed HK$60 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will be the casinos of Macau. In the same editions of this newspaper, under the headline 'Bumper year for Macau ... at the expense of (and to the insult of) Hong Kong taxpayers. He was quite happy to crow about it to reporters in Beijing. You almost get the impression that he thinks the bridge was his due. What ...

  2. Employment numbers paint brighter picture

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on the unemployment rate in the near term.' Work on construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland were expected to help boost the construction sector, Cheung ...

  3. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attributes this to the commencement and reactivation of government infrastructure schemes. 'Major projects, such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Shatin-to-Central Link, have ... shy of the Q3 result for 2011. Of the five industry groups covered by the survey, employers in the mining and construction sector, which in Hong Kong refers solely to the latter, were notably ...

  4. Major projects see bright prospects for engineers

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are what we see is needed to bring Hong Kong to new heights,' Dr Lo said. Projects aimed at improving the transport system locally and cross-border include the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ... Susie Gyopos A firm commitment by the Hong Kong government to infrastructure will make a significant and long-awaited impact on employment prospects for Hong Kong's professional ...

  5. Jobless rate falls to 4.9pc, lowest for a year

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... with the start of major infrastructure projects such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. On Saturday, the Legislative Council approved HK$66.9 ...

  6. Industry targets young to beat labour shortage

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... projects Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his policy address in 2007 will begin in the next two years - the Sha Tin to Central MTR line and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ... into the workforce. The Hong Kong Construction Association, which has launched a pilot scheme, will encourage member companies - more than half the city's total - to give the recruits jobs after ...

  7. Tax breaks offer bridge to skills gap, say accountants

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the labour force was one way to solve the growing problem of a manpower mismatch, said Patrick Yeung Kai-cheung, president of the Hong Kong branch of CPA Australia. Mr Yeung was referring ... programmes for unskilled workers from the mainland relocating to Hong Kong, Mr Yeung said. A survey conducted by the CPA group found that the sectors experiencing a shortage of skilled labour ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four banks want leading role Four of the 34 banks that submitted tenders to finance the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge have applied to be the leading bank of a consortium that will be set up later this month to finance 58 per cent of the construction of the bridge's main structure. Press group demands changes The International Federation of Journalists has demanded ...

  9. Should there be labour unions in Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jeannette Lee, Jeremy Wong

    ... their rights in Hong Kong. With the establishment of the Labour Advisory Board, the interests of workers can be maintained, while providing a platform for employers and employees to negotiate. The Legislative Council could do more to represent worker interests, allowing their voices to be heard and their interests to be represented. Jeremy Wong, 17, Hong Kong International School ...

  10. High-risk protest

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Traffic in Central was halted during yesterday evening's peak hour as more than 10 workers of New World Development's AIG Tower protested on the rooftop of a pedestrian bridge in Chater Road. An inflated cushion was set up under the bridge by firefighters after the workers climbed to the rooftop soon after 4pm. The workers were responsible for building ...




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