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  1. You can bank on location and infrastructure

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... Anneliese O'Young Andrew Ness, CB Richard Ellis executive director of CBRE research, believes the keys to a good investment are location and infrastructure. 'Everything is better with the right infrastructure,' Mr Ness said. 'Things are cheaper in Hangzhou, but is Hangzhou a good bet? It is important to note the [high-speed] maglev train will be constructed within four ...

  2. Planning is key to cope with disaster

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... four times as much as in the north, it would be wrong to make comparisons about infrastructure. Hong Kong is prone to powerful storms and the experience of destructive winds and rain has ... people who were evacuated and those suffering hardship. Waterlogged roads and railway lines are being reopened promptly and officials have pledged to study infrastructure and make improvements. ...

  3. Chaos in capital a perfect storm

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Inaccurate forecasting, poor infrastructure and bad co-ordination were blamed yesterday for the chaotic scenes on Thursday when the capital turned ... that the authorities were considering upgrading the drainage infrastructure and doubling its capacity. 'The earliest underground drainage networks in downtown Beijing were built in the Ming dynasty [1368 ...

  4. Nation must ensure it is on the right lines

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no disputing that China needs to invest in infrastructure, and that such improvements do not come cheap. On top of that, the massive railway, airport, highway, port and dam ... certainly seem plentiful, if the amounts being spent and budgeted are any guide. The spree is impressive, even by developed nations' standards. Although the government has cut infrastructure ...

  5. Heaviest rain in 6 decades causes chaos in Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the capital city's handling of the disaster attracted much criticism. The critics say the weekend rainstorms exposed inadequacies in the capital city's infrastructure, especially the lack of sufficient storm-water facilities to deal with heavy rain. 'It clearly showed that the city's infrastructure has big problems,' said Shi Qixin, a professor of transport engineering ...

  6. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... infrastructure such as roads and telecommunications, were seriously damaged. ...

  7. Connectivity is key to our ability to compete

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... while competitors in the region are investing heavily in airport infrastructure. Under the various growth scenarios discussed in the consultation paper on the third runway for Hong Kong, ... and taxation, while Shanghai scored highly on 'proximity to clients/markets'. To overcome the 'proximity' challenge, Hong Kong must beef up its aviation infrastructure. One focus ...

  8. Planners need to discourage cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Manufacturers expects that number to rise to 40 million annually by 2020. Such a burgeoning industry is good for the economy, but while transport infrastructure continues to lag far behind, ...

  9. Beijing Construction aims to raise HK$615m in IPO

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in six infrastructure projects including a housing development in Angola with a total investment budget of 12.4 billion yuan. It will also invest 7.24 billion yuan in eight mainland property ... Cheng said. Now that the Ministry of Railways was short of funds, the central government was encouraging companies to invest in infrastructure projects, Cheng said. 'The best way ...

  10. Shanghai Industrial to make a splash

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of fresh water supply and sewage treatment projects to 10 million tonnes in the next 18 months, up from the current 8.5 million tonnes, said Zhou Jun, chairman of the firm's infrastructure ...




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