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  1. Any company operating ferry to Sai Kung bound to lose money

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this proposal would set an unhealthy precedent. If Sai Kung could introduce a toll system, then what about other districts, like Tsim Sha Tsui or Central. These are both popular tourist spots ...

  2. New MTR line will have no drivers

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... operation was possible because the line was separate from the rest of the rail network and had its own trains and signalling system. The design of the trains would be slightly different from those ... control the system remotely from the central control centre. The operation can also be mobilised remotely when there is a sudden need to increase service frequency, for instance, when ...

  3. Subsidies on cards for ferry operators to outlying islands

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are renewed next year. On top of existing relief measures for the ferry operators- including the waiving of vessel survey fees and reimbursement of pier water charges and pier cleaning and electricity ... and Housing Bureau has identified two major problems facing ferry operators to the islands- lack of growth in demand and highly volatile fuel costs. The average daily patronage of the 14 outlying ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singapore The arson attack on the MTR showed how safe the system is: hardly any material inside an MTR train is flammable, and passengers can travel in safety knowing that the only risk of fire ... Services Department- why not allow members of the public to act as 'victims' who can then, at the same time, learn how to operate the safety facilities (fire extinguishers, emergency ...

  5. Operation Santa events

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ongoing Christmas Tree of Hope, Kowloon Shangri-La. Staff and guests asked to hang their wishes throughout the month and donate at least HK$50 to OSC box. Ongoing Starbucks Christmas diversity campaign. Toys and books donation, Christmas carols and Neighb ...

  6. Ferry operators show little enthusiasm for new tender

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam High fuel prices, low profit margins discourage companies A fresh tender on the four ferry routes to outlying islands has aroused little interest among small ferry operators, despite government efforts to encourage more competition. At least five of the 11 ferry operators said yesterday that they would not bid for the four routes between Central and Mui Wo, Peng Chau, ...

  7. Activists to turn attention to reforming preservation system

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they will shift their focus to reforming the heritage preservation system. 'Although we could still debate this case on legal grounds, we would need to bear an unbearable financial risk because ... heritage preservation system; in particular, to change the current shortcoming about the excessive power of the Antiquities Authority chief'. On August 10, High Court Justice Johnson Lam ...

  8. Submissions highlight weaknesses of heritage conservation system

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The submissions made by both parties of the judicial review into the preservation of Queen's Pier yesterday highlighted the weaknesses of the system for heritage ... of the 151 grade one buildings have been demolished over the past 30 years, government records show. If historic buildings are to be saved, they have to go through a second assessment system, which ...

  9. Activists mull joining the system

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... She advocates replacing it with waste recycling systems. 'The main reason why I'm considering it is that I would have more resources, as I could recruit some people to help me ...

  10. Clock tower protest highlights system flaws

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of government was totally inadequate in tapping their views. Today, the current campaign to keep the clock tower could be seen as exposing the weaknesses of our political system and consultative ... be stopped without inflicting huge social and economic costs. We agree. Our worry is that there is nothing to stop similar rows from emerging. Hong Kong has a dysfunctional political system that does ...




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