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  1. HK sewerage charges may double, officials say

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.09pm: Domestic sewerage charges might almost double after the government completes the second phase of its harbour area treatment scheme, officials said on Thursday. They told a Legislative Council environmental affairs panel meeting that the monthly sewerage charge might rise from $11 to $21 in the next 10 years, local radio reported. ...

  2. Toilets are more important than phones

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will never be strong because most of its citizens are poor. Cynthia Wong Jing-may, Pooi To Middle School From the Editor Hygiene and sewerage are two things we take for granted in Hong Kong. Even ... However, it is the government's responsibility to ensure sewerage is provided for its residents. This is, after all, why we pay taxes. But mobile phones are a private concern. They are also ...

  3. Divers find worker dead in sewage tank

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A worker with the Drainage Services Department was found dead in a sewage treatment plant early yesterday. Lui Kin-chuen, 52, a supervisor at the Tai Po Sewage Works, had reported for duty on the overnight shift at 11pm. His first assignment h ...

  4. News - World - PORTUGAL

    New search in Portugal brings another false dawn in search for British girl Madeleine McCann

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:22pm by GDN

    ... that, the searches delved into the resort's underground sewerage network as detectives prised open at least three old manholes. The police activity took place under the lenses ...

  5. HK$99m awarded to build Tai O river wall

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Civil Engineering and Development Department has awarded a HK$99 million contract for the construction of a river wall at Tai O to Mannings (Asia) Consultants. The 200-metre river wall is being built to alleviate the flooding risk in the fishing village, especially during the summer rainy season. The works will also include provision of drainage and sewerage systems ...

  6. 'Water palaces' in Kashmir shut as health hazard

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi The living room of Ramzan Mirza's houseboat, moored on Kashmir's famous Dal Lake, is a delight- the walnut writing bureau, embroidered rugs, papier mache lamps and chintz sofas embody the best of Kashmiri craftsmanship ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - Asian megacities part II

    Megacities of Asia Part II: Perils of the concrete jungle

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm

    ... Kong, is building into the sea through massive land reclamation projects, or you can go underground,” says Webster. “For the last 50 to 60 years, we’ve been putting the sewerage and utilities, ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When death came calling: how the plague swept through Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... There was no fresh water supply, no sewerage system and no proper drainage. Contemporary reports describe a hellhole- the inhabitants lived in abject squalor, the streets were mired in filth and the stench ...

  9. Sewage pollution cleanup for Pearl River

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou The Guangzhou government plans to stem sewage flows from 116 of the city's creeks and canals into the Pearl River by 2007. Chen Xianqiang, an official from the municipal government unit charged with the cleanup, said 35 cre ...

  10. $2b overspend on sewage plant 'unavoidable', Legco told

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A faulty machine and unforeseeable events are to blame for the government's spending a further $2 billion on the sewage treatment system in Victoria Harbour, Drainage Services director Raymond Cheung Tak-kwing said. Mr Cheung told legislato ...




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