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  1. Super-fast trains on drawing board

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland authorities have revealed plans to develop a 'super-high-speed train' that can reach speeds of 500km/h or more. Rail experts were surprised by the news, with some calling the plan 'ridiculous'. The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday released a five-year plan on high-speed train research and development, ...

  2. Residents drive against oil station

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it could affect the environment in the area. The residents, mainly from Aegean Coast, opposed the station planned for So Kwun Wat, as it could attract more trucks, resulting in more noise and air pollution. Their concerns, submitted to the Town Planning Board, were rejected. ...

  3. Frustration wells up in typhoon-hit town

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the typhoon and delaying rescue missions. The mayor of Fuding, the city which oversees the administration of Shacheng, bore the brunt of residents' anger when he visited the typhoon-ravaged town ... shirt torn, according to several witnesses. 'They only broadcast the typhoon warning through television. But many fishermen lived on board and had no TV,' said a woman who lost both ...

  4. Police arrest 14 over fatal cafe fire in resort town

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by an electrical fault, broke out on Wednesday at the Ming Tien Cafe in Zhangmutou- a popular holiday resort town for Hongkongers. Five customers and five staff died. Several people were injured. ... they said they rejected the government's initial compensation plan. 'The compensation the government offered to us is for industrial accidents. But they were not workers, they were ...

  5. Happy Valley residents stage ribbon protest against hospital expansion

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... wants to replace a seven-storey building with two 21-storey structures. The plan was approved by the Town Planning Board last year after the hospital scaled back a 40-storey building. ... Planning Board how their views have been obstructed by the hospital's skyscraper. More actions would follow, he said. Last night a spokesman for the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital said ...

  6. Climate-change plans can no longer be put off

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... increasing the power of storms both in terms of wind and rainfall. This is a big threat for many low-lying Asian coastal towns and cities. Adapting our towns and cities to this threat may mean ... a quick emergency evacuation plan that everyone knows by heart. In short, co-ordinated, not scattered, efforts will be needed to face the kind of extreme weather threats we are seeing now. Unless ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Call for action on Article 23 implementation The next administration needed to start planning implementation of Article 23 of the Basic Law, former National People's Congress delegate Tsang Hin-chi said yesterday, though it was still possible to delay it until 2017, when the chief executive would be chosen by universal suffrage. But lawmaker and New People's Party ...

  8. Safe on the ocean wave

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... including how the town was planned and built and in the architecture.' ... breaking from traditional belief that it is solely for newlyweds and the senior traveller markets. Thanks to the plethora of new amenities and large marketing drives, people are boarding ships ...

  9. Establish powerful body to help get rid of 'dead zones'

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A powerful planning official sitting with other top bureaucrats should oversee all harbour issues, a concern group has proposed. The Designing Hong Kong Harbour District group's report urged the government to give the Town Planning Board a bigger role in road plans. It also suggested that an authority be set up to fully control Victoria Harbour's development. ...

  10. Still no salvage plan for mainland ship grounded on rock

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... awaited a salvage plan from its owners. The grounding of the 87-metre Zhong Fu Fa Zhan on Sunday has also prompted questions from shipping experts over how it came to hit the Adamasta Rock, which ... and they should have the right chart on board,' said Bowring, adding the rock was hard to miss as it had a beacon on top. 'I don't know why it hit the rock, and why it is still there,' ...




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