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  1. We'll keep our house in order, says Wen

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... macroeconomic policies to keep growth steady. 'The most important thing for China now is to keep our own house in order,' he said. 'This will be our biggest contribution ... said yesterday that among other pressing topics such as climate change, energy and food supply uncertainties, and sustainable development, the bi-annual ASEM summit between Asian and European ...

  2. Straw houses bale out builders looking for cheap resources

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Raath

    ... cornstalks to supply needed heating. The houses are built with local labour using a simple post and rail technique. Once the bales are in place, they are covered in plaster, a readily available ... is being jeopardised by the growing need for housing- combined with already substantial pressure from developers to build golf courses, resorts and condominiums. With clay bricks the most widely ...

  3. Keeping the supply lines open

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Joseph Lee Hun-wei of the University of Hong Kong's department of civil engineering. The government has secured about 80 per cent of water supplies from Guangdong's Dongjiang river. ... But several problems threaten the water supply. 'We cannot look at Hong Kong alone, it's an integrated system,' said Lee. '[The mainland's] improper land use, deforestation, ...

  4. Bright Prosperous secures deal to supply timber to China Flooring

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... such as those from the Amazon region,' said Fletcher. 'It doesn't have anything like that on the mainland anymore due to deforestation. There's just not enough supply.' She said ... Prosperous expects to supply US$1.09 million worth of timber every month to China Flooring. Depending on the quality of the wood, the price per cubic metre varies from US$480 to US$1,700. Fletcher ...

  5. Gateway Apartments goes green for electricity supply

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Growing worldwide concerns about protecting the environment have prompted some owners of serviced apartments in Hong Kong to add 'green' features to their projects. A solar-powered energy system has been installed to supply electricity to the two serviced apartment blocks owned by Gateway Apartments in Tsim Sha Tsui. 'It will provide 120,000 kilowatt-hours per ...

  6. New strategy to conserve water could save 236m cubic metres annually by 2030

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The figure of potential saving, amounting to about a quarter of the total use last year, was released yesterday as the Water Supplies Department unveiled a report that outlined the city's water ... in conservation before expanding supplies from sources such as commercial scale desalination or water recycling. 'There will be sufficient water supplies in the next 20 years, but that doesn't ...

  7. Coal supply woes force early power rationing

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Pollution threat to Olympics as factories shift to costly diesel Coal supply disruptions intensified by China's recent earthquake have brought forward scheduled ... began last month, about two months before a traditional scaling down of power supplies in July and August, some Hong Kong factory owners said. The early introduction of rationing also came ...

  8. Procurement policies bring benefits to local community

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with significant allocation of resources. The authority also requires contractors, suppliers, service providers and the entire supply chain to purchase materials and develop public rental housing based ... awards were Hong Kong Housing Authority, Shui On Land, Hong Kong and China Gas Company and the MTR Corporation. Baptist University and Chung Tai Printing (China) received gold awards, while ...

  9. Technology seen as key to solving water crisis

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in the past decade. 'The latest desalination technology provides a new, stable and lasting way to supply water,' Professor Wang said. 'It is inevitable that we turn to desalination. ... 7.5 million people. The current capacity is 40,000 tonnes a day. By 2010, the capacity would increase to 300,000 to 400,000 tonnes a day, supplying more than 20 million people. Xinhua said ...

  10. Turnover surges 45pc for pipe manufacturer

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... specifications, and has strong research and development capabilities. The company's products are widely used in water supply, drainage, power supply and telecommunications, gas supply, agriculture, ... the water-supply pipe market will grow and the market for drainage pipes in cities will see rapid development. One of the key messages of the central government's 12th five-year plan is to foster ...




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