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  1. Taxi operators given cash help to go electric

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Four taxi operators will be subsidised by the government to import five electric cabs for a two-year trial this year. The Environmental Protection Department said it had approved a total of HK$11 million to be spent on five electric taxis and two electric buses. The money will come from the HK$300 million Green Transport Fund set up last year. New ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hongkong Electric workers upset over pay policy change Hongkong Electric workers are up in arms over a change in company policy to adjust their pay according to individual performance instead of referring to the inflation rate as in the past. They said they had not been consulted about the change and demanded the old practice be kept. The workers said the company made a profit ...

  3. T-shirts urge Hongkongers to think positive

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen When the going gets tough, the tough get going- in a T-shirt? In yet another campaign to encourage Hongkongers to keep their chin up and think positive, local designer Charles Ng Chau-chuen is spearheading the 'Revitalisation of Hong Kong' T-shirt crusade. Ng has created 12 tops, each with a different ...

  4. Chance for an engineer to move up in the world

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft The Peak Tramways, operated by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, was developed in 1888 and is one of the oldest operating funicular railways in the world. To contribute ... and memorable time,' said Martyn Sawyer, group general manager, properties and clubs at Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. He said that each year the tram transported almost 4.5million people. ...

  5. Major institutions welcome police's counter-terrorism unit

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Simpson Cheung

    ... local power-supply company, Hongkong Electric, said: 'Hongkong Electric places strong emphasis on the security of our Lamma Power Station (LPS) and will co-operate fully with the police ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Hongkongers having to deal with inflation. Even though the MTR faces higher operating costs, it should not pass those costs on to passengers. We are faced with fare increases on an almost annual basis ... administrations agreeing to more express rail links with the mainland. A. L. Nanik, Tsim Sha Tsui Kai Tak should use electric buses There has been a heated debate about the proposed construction ...

  7. Letters

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government. In my opinion that target was too low. On power imports, every Hongkonger knows that anything that is made on the mainland is cheaper than the same item made here. This is even more so ... for offshore wind farms will provide clear evidence that it is a lot cheaper to generate clean electricity on the mainland. However, it is my understanding that most prime wind farm sites, both on land ...

  8. MTR Corp eyes post office's lucrative one-stop bill service

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... loan repayments Education Department: fees for adult education Drainage Services Department: trade effluent surcharges And bills from: CLP Power, Hongkong Electric Company, PCCW, Hong kong CSL ... Peter Michael Passenger survey indicates a raid on the $30 million-a-year earner is being planned The stranglehold of Hongkong Post on the 'one-stop shop' bill-payment service- ...

  9. More checks could have caught cable car defect

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... noticed indications [pointing] to a problem,' said Frank Chan Fan (pictured), the government's director of electrical and mechanical services. Chan said an investigation would examine ... on Wednesday's failure, Chapman said Hongkongers could reach the 'obvious conclusions' from the recent problems. Leitner, which built the cable-car system, has sent a team of engineers ...

  10. 12 inspectors for 57,000 lifts too few: lawmaker

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... all inspections. Every year, they can only examine 10 per cent of the 57,000 lifts and 7,000 escalators in Hong Kong,' Mr Cheng said after meeting Electrical and Mechanical Services ... be strengthened. He said it would take immediate measures to enhance the safety of lifts and escalators. He said the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department would consult contractors ...




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