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  1. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Plan to build world's longest undersea tunnel from Dalian to Yantai

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:11pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Plan to build world's longest undersea tunnel The government is planning to spend 260 billion yuan (HK$326 billion) to build the world's longest undersea tunnel across the Bohai Strait. The proposed 123-kilometre railway project would carry passengers and vehicles between the port cities of Dalian in Liaoning's and Yantai in Shandong, ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Artist recreates tournament in Subbuteo- right down to Suarez's teeth

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:56am by James Porteous

    ... with Chile striker Maurico Pinilla in the tunnel after Brazil's win on penalties. Apparently a scrap broke out after Brazil striker Fred slapped Chile's Gary Medel on the back of the head ...

  3. News - World - GERMANY

    Man rescued after being trapped for 11 days in Germany's deepest cave

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... was remarkable," he said in a statement, adding that 728 people from five countries took part. Rescuers placed Westhauser on a fibreglass stretcher and negotiated a treacherous network of tunnels ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    More amber rainstorms continue to swirl over Hong Kong

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Ada Lee and Ernest Kao

    ... of the worst-hit spots, with passengers stranded on broken-down buses forced to wade across flooded roads. An online video also showed flooding in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some bus passengers were reported to have disembarked and walked out of the tunnel. Owners of shops on Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, complained that drains blocked by construction work from the Sha Tin-Central rail link had ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Action soon on plan to cut congestion at Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Action soon on plan to cut tunnel congestion Plans for a one-year trial aimed at cutting congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel will be published for public consultation "very soon", a source said. It is intended to raise tolls in the tunnel, from Hung Hom to Causeway Bay, and reduce the cost of using the Eastern Harbour Crossing, from Quarry Bay ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Meet the snake-savers: How two men have spent decades rescuing reptiles in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:14am by Charley Lanyon

    ... trapped in a tunnel. As he tried to rescue the snake, a family walking on a trail about five metres above Loman saw what he was doing, and asked that he allow them to kill the creature in case ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Plans for toll rises to cut queues at Cross-Harbour Tunnel revealed

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... at tunnel revealed Three options for toll increases at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel have been proposed that could ease peak-hour congestion by up to 40 per cent. The options were detailed in a government consultation document released yesterday. All three would mean toll increases at the jammed Cross-Harbour Tunnel, from Hung Hom to Causeway Bay, and toll cuts at the Eastern Harbour ...

  8. News - World

    Egypt's army warns it's ready to intervene to keep nation from "dark tunnel" amid protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 11:30pm by AP

    ... CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's army warns it's ready to intervene to keep nation from "dark tunnel" amid protests. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Highways Department under fire over extra HK$430m in highway costs

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 07:09pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... million. The section, which connects Tsing Yi to Cheung Sha Wan, was finally opened to traffic in December 2009. Three viaducts, a tunnel and a bridge, near the Kwai Tsing container terminals, were ... and an extra 66 days for construction work. Construction of the Nam Wan Tunnel and West Tsing Yi Viaduct was also completed five-and-a-half months later than the original target. The differences ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police arrest ‘crazy’ motorcyclist who videoed 260km/h Hong Kong joyride

    Posted May 19th 2014, 06:54pm by Clifford Lo

    ... It shows the rider eluding a traffic policeman who tried to stop him at the exit of the Nam Wan Tunnel in Tsing Yi. He then travels the seven kilometres from Tsing Yi to Stonecutters Island in Kwai ... In the first video, an officer on a motorcycle is seen overtaking the speedster in the Nam Wan Tunnel. Our motorcycles are not designed for that speed. If someone wants to drive at that speed, ...




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