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  1. Global firm floats plan for water taxi service

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com An international company is interested in running a water taxi service in Victoria Harbour, despite grim business prospects for local ferries, the head of the harbour watchdog has revealed. The government and the Harbourfront Commission are determined to increase the vibrancy of the waterfront, but have expressed doubts about the feasibility of a water ...

  2. Showpiece water headquarters to spur new revitalisation projects

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong A multimillion-dollar plan to convert an as yet unidentified Mong Kok industrial building into the new Water Supplies Department headquarters was unveiled yesterday. It is hoped the facility, which will also house an education centre showcasing water conservation measures, will spearhead a wider government push to revitalise ageing industrial buildings. The HK$768.8 million ...

  3. Troubled waters

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... As rising costs lead to increasing losses for ferry operators, the government is running out of options for making the business viable, writes Anita Lam In the early hours at Central's outlying islands pier No 6, several late-shift workers are waitin ...

  4. HKU opts to preserve historic water treatment works

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Nora Tong

    ... Malpas, pro-vice-chancellor and chairman of the group, said the university was aware of the public sentiment related to the water treatment works. 'Conserving heritage buildings is one of the planning principles for the development of the [campus],' Professor Malpas said. Despite the physical and technical constraints, the university and the Water Services Department had found ...

  5. We must preserve the natural and untouched beauty of HK

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a world with endless resources, a project like the development of Sai Wan's village would be an ideal place to live. Who would not want to live on one of the best beaches in Hong ... most vital resource. New York's Central Park has no value compared to the vast, wild untouched beauty that is Hong Kong. This could be the central marketing slogan to attract the best ...

  6. Now for a bridge over troubled waters

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Peace and calm have been settling over the political waters of Hong Kong after the wave of public fury over the Central reclamation plan - except for yesterday's news of threats ... and a symbol of Hong Kong's identity, any drastic plan to turn its waters into land will be strongly resisted and questioned. Against the background of greater consciousness of environmental ...

  7. Meeting is called to calm the waters

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Harbour activists will meet planning officials today after Exco's decision to resume reclamation work on a limited scale Planning officials will today try to seek common ground with harbour-protection activists in a bid to calm the acrimonious debate ...

  8. water pitchers

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... styling Nunu Luan 1. Rustic hand-painted, olive-motif water pitcher, $545, from Melting Pot, shop 3, Asia Standard Tower, 59 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 3192. 2. Tempo glass water pitcher, $305, from Indigo, shop 214, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2523 5561. 3. Tua stainless-steel water pitcher, $1,380, from Alessi, shop 112, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 ...

  9. District councils' failure to provide bilingual documents is discrimination

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... documents in a bilingual format. In its reply to me, Central & Western District Council said that as it had 'limited resources' it could not produce bilingual documents. It said ... each time anyone wants to read information is also outrageous, and in terms of cost effectiveness it will obviously use even more resources. I have since made further inquiries and understand ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Resourceful retailer will soon be right at home The shopping mall of Mongolian yurts on top of Central Pier 4 is testimony to Shanghai Tang's flair for reaping a public ... interests in Legco that succeeded in delaying then watering down the idling engine legislation. He makes a good point. Do the bus companies fund political parties? Is this why legislative action ...




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