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  1. Tunnel connects last county without a road

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... yesterday, all that is about to change. The blast removed the last obstacle to a three-kilometre tunnel through the mountains, and by the end of next year, Metok will for the first time have a highway. With a population of 11,567, Metok, which adjoins India in the south, was the last of 2,100 counties on the mainland that lacked a highway. The Galongla Tunnel, built at an altitude ...

  2. Jewel of the tunnel borers makes debut today

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A HK$100 million boring machine will today begin cutting a drainage tunnel to solve the problem of flooding in West Kowloon. The machine- named Dae Jang Geum after a popular female character in a Korean TV drama- will create a drainage tunnel in Lai Chi Kok that runs for 3.7 kilometres. The tunnel will divert rainwater from higher ground before it runs downstream to Lai Chi ...

  3. One missing after rail tunnel collapse

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A Shenzhen construction worker is missing and another seriously injured after a section of railway tunnel under a dormitory collapsed following Typhoon Molave. The search ... on Shenzhen's five rail lines. Last November, a rail tunnel collapse in Hangzhou killed 21 people and trapped 11 vehicles including a bus. State media described it as one of the worst accidents of its ...

  4. MTR says own tunnel needed

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in the same tunnel 'tube' to minimise temporary harbour reclamation for construction work. In a paper submitted to the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, it proposed the rail line's cross-harbour section cross over the bypass tunnel in a separate tube. The proposal would require the temporary reclamation of 2.2 hectares from Victoria Harbour in the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter ...

  5. Three held over Shanghai tunnel collapse

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai police have arrested three people who they say are responsible for the collapse of a half-built subway tunnel. Part of the tunnel under the Huangpu river collapsed on July 1 after ... Zhuhe, deputy project manager of the Shanghai branch of the Beijing China Coal Mine Engineering Company, Yuan Qianghua, project manager of the Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Company, and Li ...

  6. Waterfront tunnel?

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club supports a road tunnel for the Wan Chai reclamation, with Victoria Park fringing the waterfront and a beach replacing the typhoon shelter. What do you think? Share your views: write to us ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the truth. Elsie Tu, Kwun Tong Simple way to reduce traffic Thank you, Jake van der Kamp, for summarising how best our traffic into the Cross Harbour Tunnel might be eased by equalising the tunnel fees ('How to fix tunnel dilemma and save harbour in one hit', May 30). I have written letters to these columns many times on the same issue. After the World Trade Organisation ...

  8. Mid-Levels quake detector extends range thousands of kilometres

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. The Po Shan Seismographic Station is deep inside a 300-metre long tunnel on Po Shan Road in Mid-Levels. The state-of-the-art equipment in the facility was made in Sweden and the United States and cost HK$3 million. The observatory spent an additional HK$1 million on further construction work to set up the tunnel. Inside the station, a broadband seismometer and a strong motion ...

  9. HK$172.6m to give harbourfront access

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in building a road tunnel. Construction of the 950-metre tunnel, which is a section of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and involves reclamation, has not started because of judicial challenges. The strip of land involved on the harbourfront now lies idle while public consultations continue. A government spokesman said yesterday that protection works for the tunnel would be done so that the whole ...

  10. The Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... despite US bombing of western Vietnam and Laos, the trail had become almost a highway. It was used to move supplies and troops. On April 30, 1975, Saigon fell. The war was over. And tunnels Vietnam's famous tunnel network was not part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The tunnels were used in the South, so that soldiers who were fighting the government and the US could hide. Life ...




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