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  1. Events

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Shipping and the environment'. Hong Kong Club. Wednesday, August 17: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Is there any truly ... Tower, Central. Thursday, September 1: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The Shipping Point- The rise of China and the future of retail supply', Bank of America Tower, Central. ...

  2. There is more to progress than meaningless construction projects

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

    ... at the Star Ferry. Do we really need more shops? The government needs to focus on taking care of what little culture, heritage and history remains in Hong Kong, instead of keeping the construction ...

  3. Survey and construction groups support Tamar project

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Barclay Crawford The surveying and construction sectors yesterday backed the government's $5.1 billion plan to build a new headquarters on the Tamar site, on the eve of a Legislative Council meeting to approve funding for the controversial proposal. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Hong Kong Construction Association denied the government had lobbied them ...

  4. Tamar HQ still far from finished

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong, Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Managers of the Tamar project say construction is behind schedule, threatening to delay the government's relocation to the site. The complicated ... a little delayed but it's within our expectations,' an official with the management team said. 'The whole construction will be completed in two to three months and the government can ...

  5. Safety fears over botched job at tamar

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which was awarded a HK$5.5 billion design-and-build contract in 2008. Last July, construction managers said the project was behind schedule and warned the relocation to the complex on the former site of the HMS Tamar base may be delayed. Construction workers said they were rushing to open the new buildings in time for the first Legislative Council session in October. The government ...

  6. Bomb squad destroys shell unearthed on Tamar site

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... which needed two blasts to destroy it. Construction workers discovered the 32kg, 50cm-long, 15cm-wide shell on the site near Citic Tower shortly before 9am. Waterfront divisional commander ... the shell to the waterfront for the controlled explosions. The 200 construction workers were evacuated and nearby Lung Wui Road was temporarily closed. Sandbags on top of the shell flew 10 metres ...

  7. Ship has sailed for another landmark

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Named after Queen Elizabeth II, Queen's Pier in Central was built in 1957. It replaced a pier built in 1925 on a site next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, on Connaught Road, when that area was still on the waterfront. The first pier had a ...

  8. Fringe Club looks below street level

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... farm, the building was constructed in 1890. 'In the past, blocks of ice shipped from America would be unloaded at a pier at the existing Central Building,' Mr Chia said. 'These ...

  9. Culture of demolition under attack

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... high-rises, and it was unwise and difficult to apply them to existing structures, especially industrial buildings. 'In Hong Kong, the construction costs are just one-eighth of the land ... uses, she said. A City University lecturer in construction science, Wong Wai-man, said most buildings less than 30 years old were structurally safe, and renovation would save 80 per cent ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... home following a recent blessing ceremony to mark the start of construction and fitting-out work. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is set to move into Pier 8 at the Central ferry piers towards ... ranging from China Trade paintings and Hong Kong piracy maps to radar systems and ship models- might find its way to a maritime museum in Shanghai. The future of the museum also prompted a wrangle ...




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