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  1. Transport bosses reject cost-cutting plan, but engineers say options to be considered

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... explained its plan to them. Nine members of the Professional Commons' railway expert group held a three-hour meeting yesterday on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express link ... The group said the government had agreed to explore better options. The meeting came a few days after the think tank proposed moving the line's Hong Kong terminus from West Kowloon to Kam ...

  2. Floods show need for transport investment, says DAB

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The transport network in the western New Territories, and especially links to the airport, should be improved quickly to avoid a repeat of last week's chaos when widespread flooding and landslides blocked roads, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said yesterday. The DAB released a proposal on ways to improve the network ...

  3. We will scuttle transport-subsidy plan, unionist says

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Thirty-five legislators have vowed to try to scuttle the government's plan to expand Hong Kong's transport-subsidy scheme, by voting for an adjournment motion ... Kin-chung has been lobbying lawmakers to support the government plan, meeting the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong yesterday. Cheung said ...

  4. Transport subsidy funding attempt takes a new twist

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said. Two other participants of the meeting, Economic Synergy convenor Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung and independent Chan Kin-por, both said they supported the government ... Staff Reporters The embattled funding bid for the HK$4.3 billion transport subsidy scheme took a new twist last night, with some lawmakers saying the labour chief was considering three ...

  5. Transport subsidy may be left in limbo

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... by HK$1,500 to HK$10,000. The limit for a three-person household will be raised by HK$1,000 to HK$13,000. No concessions The amount, in Hong Kong dollars, 380,000 low-paid workers would receive per ... to the much-vaunted HK$4.3 billion transport subsidy scheme, which is facing renewed opposition from lawmakers. Yesterday the revised scheme appeared to be in limbo after Secretary for Labour and Welfare ...

  6. Jobs, transport, pollution are central to voters' agenda

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) only a year ago. A Tuen Mun resident for 20 years, Mr Kong, 44, retired from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department last year. He says that, as a newcomer ... freight transport. Planned as a self-sustaining town, the district has never been able to offer enough jobs to its residents, a problem exacerbated by the wave of factory relocations across ...

  7. Measures announced to help transport industry

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... be extended from this December to December 2005, Mr Tang announced. He said this would translate into $1.1 billion less revenue on excise duty for the government. 'So although Hong Kong ... with Guangdong which would help Hong Kong truck drivers going to the mainland save fuel. 'So if we are successful in getting these measures relaxed by the Guangdong authorities, our calculation ...

  8. Hong Kong fly buy

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... jewels' in a massive privatisation exercise that would raise $112 billion over the next five years. The sale of shares in Hong Kong International Airport to private investors would ... likely, in 2005. It would be one of the biggest privatisation projects ever undertaken in Hong Kong, dwarfing the sale of 20 per cent of Mass Transit Railway Corporation's shares ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Scandals over toxic food and unsafe products on the mainland have created demand for products sold in Hong Kong. Each day the traders buy large quantities of goods in North District shops, including food, infant formula, shampoo, electronic devices and tissue paper, and take them to mainland markets that specialise in Hong Kong products. Residents say they have caused shortages ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong will remain ungovernable without the vote

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... When I say Hong Kong is ungovernable, I don't mean we have descended into anarchy. There is law and order in the streets, the courts are functioning as they should, the transport system ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says Hong Kong will remain mired in discord unless people are given a political system worthy of their maturity Vote of necessity Hong Kong has become ...




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