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  1. Light switch at the end of the tunnel

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong is known as the city of lights. Our night skyline sets it apart from other cities and is what tourists expect to see. Lights are also tools of promotion and advertising- important in a city jostling with commercial competition. It was always goi ...

  2. Fish farmers fear tunnel's fallout

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of equipment to be used on the tunnel had been widely used on previous projects, including the Lok Ma Chau spur line across the Long Valley wetland, where water levels had been unaffected by the construction. But civil engineer Ho Kwok-keung said tunnel drilling at Ngau Tam Mei had to be done in dry soil, which would pump away water that would otherwise go to the wells. Organic farmer Chau ...

  3. MTR 'out of line' on tunnel

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the felled vegetation was on the government's list of old and valuable trees, he noted. Leighton Asia, which was awarded a HK$3.2 billion contract by the MTR Corp for tunnelling and ventilation ...

  4. Avoiding disruption is key

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... A 'trenchless' technique is helping the city avoid constant digging up of streets for repairs and laying of pipes, writes Tim Metcalfe Beneath Hong Kong is a vast maze of tunnels ... pipelines, ducts and culverts without excavating down from the surface. It involves digging two pits at either end, and linking them by drilling an underground tunnel with a giant boring machine. ...

  5. Government should experiment with same toll for three tunnels

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's proposed solution to the cross-harbour traffic imbalance as reported in your article ('Bypass won't match tunnel's capacity', November 10) ... toll (HK$50 for private cars) of the Western Harbour Tunnel and elects to go through the Central and Wan Chai districts to get to the much cheaper (HK$20 toll for private cars) and already ...

  6. New cable tunnel to meet power needs in Tuen Mun and Lantau

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A new cable tunnel will be completed this year in anticipation of a surge in power use in Tuen Mun and Lantau Island next year when several major projects begin, including the construction of a bridge linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau. The 4.5km tunnel, between Castle Peak and Tuen Mun, is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of this year, with two ...

  7. Department must not build tunnel portal close to Yau Ma Tei estate

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Route. It intends to build the route's tunnel portal next to Prosperous Garden. Officials have shown no regard for the health and traffic nuisance concerns of residents. Various ... illnesses. In accordance with the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, this tunnel portal should not be located close to a residential community that already has serious pollution. ...

  8. 9 trapped as new railway tunnel floods

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Nine construction workers remained trapped in a flooded railway tunnel yesterday in the central province of Hubei. Rescue teams managed to save 43 workers after the Yesanguan railway tunnel in Enshi prefecture, which was under construction, started flooding yesterday morning, Xinhua reported. Rescue officials said they were able to talk to all nine trapped workers ...

  9. Transport watchdog backs bypass tunnel

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A tunnel that would need 15.5 hectares of land reclaiming from Victoria Harbour and cost $20 billion to build is the preferred option of the transport watchdog for the controversial Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday that it had chosen the plan over two other tunnel options because it was the cheapest and required the least ...

  10. Long Valley tunnel keeps wetland out of harm's way

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

    ... and antiquated tunnelling methods. The technique has won praise from environmentalists who initially feared Long Valley would be damaged during the construction. The KCRC has now finished building ... of Long Valley. The KCRC later decided to spend an extra $2 billion to build a tunnel under the wetland. Strict environmental regulations were applied in the construction of the 3.2km underground ...




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