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  1. Failure by design

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the public sector will pump from HK$35 billion to HK$50 billion a year into infrastructure projects big and small. This kind of budget must be the envy of most cities around the world. ... After all, many infrastructure projects have very long lifespans. Retrofitting old structures to improve efficiency would also become popular, since the bulk of a city's infrastructure can ...

  2. No U-turn allowed

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... The reality is that, while the mountainous parts are 'protected', Lantau will be packed with more population and infrastructure that would otherwise not be planned if it wasn't ... in the government giving this some thought when planning major transport infrastructure there and increasing the population? It seems that, to justify the bridge, there is a need to add extra activities ...

  3. A bridge too far

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... across in a car. Surely, for most people, the train will be the best option. Indeed, why would we want to use the bridge at all? This piece of infrastructure is not exactly cheap. It is still ...

  4. Co-ordination bypass

    Posted Jun 11th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the administration honest. It is no different in this particular case. Indeed, professional politicians and political parties need to acquire the expertise to monitor large infrastructure projects ...

  5. A sense of security

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... at the time. Other measures the government is promoting include a HK$100 billion loan guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises, expediting infrastructure projects and advancing ...

  6. Form over substance

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... on building physical infrastructure to boost economic growth rather than on the city's 'software'. For example, despite the rhetoric, there is still a lack of public investment ...

  7. Land of plenty

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... are then put into the Capital Works Reserve Fund, and not into general revenue. As its name implies, the money there is used exclusively for capital works- that is, physical infrastructure development. ...

  8. Population dynamics

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai In the past, our view of development was to build hardware infrastructure to accommodate rapid population growth. For decades, administrators worked under a set of high-growth planning assumptions. Population did grow significantly, but not as fast as expected. Up until recently, we were planning for possibly more than 9 million people by 2029. In 2003, we ...

  9. A chance to inspire

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... opportunities for these sectors. During last week's meeting with think-tanks, Civic Exchange told Mr Tsang of the dangers of speeding up infrastructure projects to boost the property ...

  10. Same old story

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... initiatives around familiar themes- especially expediting large infrastructure projects and promoting harmony- euphemisms for more concrete and fewer disagreements. Our chief executive just cannot ...




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