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  1. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Dry Friday night in Sai Kung as water taps turned off

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:02pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Businesses and residents are caught out by a cut in water supply ahead of the weekend while treatment plant repairs faulty equipment The night Sai Kung had a drink problem Sai Kung residents expecting to wind down as usual on a Friday night found themselves carting buckets of water home yesterday as large swathes of the peninsula ran dry ...

  2. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    China's South-North Water Diversion Project threatens fish farmers' livelihoods

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:30am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com A huge project to bring water to nation's arid north also threatens the livelihood of those who fish and farm along its route Flooded with progress You ... the rush of water? She dips her boat into the water near where officials installed a sluice gate, which controls water levels. Adjacent to the gate is the starting point of a 1,467km effort to draw ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Environmental report key to future of third runway at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... the report addresses the project's impact on air and water quality and noise pollution. It concludes they will be acceptable with mitigation measures. But green groups say the authority made ...

  4. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Seven arrested for illegally demolishing 200-year-old Guangdong bridge

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 06:31pm by Mimi Lau

    ... bridge – which stood 7.3 metres high, above the water – was declared a protected relic by the county government in 2010. It was built diring the Jiaqing period of the Qing dynasty. The police ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Water supply across Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung to be suspended for 'urgent' repair work

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 07:52pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Supply system fault blamed for disruption in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung Water cut off overnight at 14 housing estates The water was cut off at 14 housing estates and other buildings in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung last night, with residents given just four hours' notice. The Water Supplies Department said it expected service to resume after seven ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Global warming 'could jeopardise electricity imports from mainland to Hong Kong'

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... a major contribution of hydropower to the China Southern Power Grid could lose up to 10 per cent of their water within three decades because of droughts caused by global warming. And that, says ... the available water resources decrease by 10 per cent, it would considerably affect hydropower potential and hydropower generation," Professor Tang Qiuhong said in an e-mail reply to questions from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Reliability issues raised in proposal to power Hong Kong from mainland grid

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... that made making an informed choice difficult. "Populism prevails in the debate … as you can see, many are asking why Hong Kong has to rely on the mainland for everything from fresh water ...

  8. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Water officials go online to expose shoddy work on dam in eastern Guangdong

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... claim shoddy work makes key dam 'dangerous' Three water-resources officials in eastern Guangdong have exposed shoddy construction at a key embankment dam project that has seen seven ... at the Chaoyang Water Affairs Bureau; and Ma Hefeng, Hong's deputy. Their allegations were picked up by local media and went viral online yesterday. Since March, the trio has posted material ...

  9. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Mainland property developers feel heat from rail builders

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China Railway and CRCC turn heat up on the mainland's real estate sector with their ability to build integrated transport hubs Rail firms build up property portfolio There are two new kids on the property block on the mainland, namely the nation's big railway builders, China Railway Group and China Railway Construction Corporation ...

  10. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Chinese dam builders rush to Latin America

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 12:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of the Centre for Economic and Social Rights, an Ecuadorian non-governmental organisation. The National Water Secretariat of Ecuador maintained close collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources ...




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