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  1. Assessment of bridge project's impact on air quality is flawed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a shame that the Advisory Council on the Environment found so little to question in the environmental impact assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project ('Environment watchdog backs delta bridge plan', October 13). The Highways Department's ridiculous claim that the bridge will have no residual air quality impact after it goes into operation, ...

  2. Scrutiny of bridge 'severely limited'

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Key information on the environmental impact of the mainland section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is not available for public scrutiny, even though its construction ... on whether to accept an environmental impact assessment report, will give its assessment of the bridge project on Monday. A month ago, a subcommittee under the council expressed reservations about ...

  3. Little hope

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... things, little of which have anything to do with improving your everyday life. It will be great to be able to drive to Macau on a shiny new bridge but, after you've lost a small fortune, ... but ignore the equally important smaller things without which no society can claim to be truly advanced. Our bureaucrats talk grandly about high-speed trains to the mainland, bridges to Macau, ...

  4. Hundreds cheer return of historic steel bridge

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Rain and chilly winds in Shanghai were not enough to stop several hundred history buffs turning out early yesterday to witness the return of a century-old bridge to the northern end of the city's iconic Bund. A sea of umbrellas crowded on to the promenade at the mouth of Suzhou River to watch the first of two sections of Waibaidu Bridge- one of the oldest ...

  5. Bridging the chasm

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh The new US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, will find it hard to bridge differences between the two countries on the causes of the global financial crisis, ... in the global financial architecture for the crisis. They point to too little regulation in financial markets, and the abdication of government responsibility to monitor and manage them, for leading ...

  6. Cambodian leg a bridge too far for Trans-Asia Railway

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... US$262 million for a 1,000 metre bridge over the Mekong River and a 1,500 metre bridge over the Tonle Sap River. If funding can be secured- and resident resettlement and border issues resolved ... find support from the ADB or the World Bank.' The government source also said at least US$120 million would have to be spent on smaller bridges along the proposed Cambodian route. Touch ...

  7. Love bridges ethnic divide in Urumqi

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a businessman who has many Han Chinese friends. Most Uygurs, the biggest minority group in Xinjiang, remain in rural areas and receive little education. Ms Chen said she still needed some time to think ...

  8. Achieving little between meddling and neglect

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... an opportunity for the city to demonstrate another unique ability because no other government has managed the remarkable feat of doing both too little and too much. On the too-little front, ... of being little more than facilitators so that in the era of Tung and Tsang there is a dubious emphasis on telling business what to do. Tung Chee-hwa formed a high-level panel of international ...

  9. There is more to progress than meaningless construction projects

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would like to support the comments made by Gordon Andreassend concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ('Future generations will be saddled with consequences of absurd bridge', August 30). It is unfortunate that our government equates progress with the spending of large sums of money on road-building projects that destroy our environment. This bridge ...

  10. Noah hosts sing-athon

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be getting a little help from young canto-pop stars- including Sherman Chung, Zac Koo, Wada Hiromi, Peco Chui, Edwin Tanner and Teens Music- on different days. And on this Saturday and Sunday, and again from Christmas Eve to January 3, the park will be aglow with festive lighting. With Tsing Ma Bridge twinkling in the background, the lights covering both the Ark and the Life Tree ...




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