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  1. 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 ... was held in Hong Kong I wrote to ask the Western and Eastern harbour tunnel operators how significantly usage had increased during the WTO week. For that week all tunnels operated at HK$20 per per ...

  2. Harbour defender's sweetest victory

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Winston Chu

    ... Winston Chu has stalled the government's harbour reclamation- for now, writes Liz Heron Her Mid-Levels penthouse once had a breathtaking view over the blue expanse of the Western ... for a giant promontory joining Green Island to the western tip of Hong Kong Island, it all added up to the loss of 584 hectares of the harbour- or 5.86 sq km. 'We have brought seven legal ...

  3. Storms sweep city with chaos

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... continued to have an impact. The Cross-Harbour Tunnel carried 374 more vehicles than on a normal Monday and the western crossing 374 more, but the eastern crossing's patronage dropped 17 per ... to build at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at 7.20am, about 10 minutes earlier than usual, and dispersed at about 9am. Eastbound traffic on Gloucester Road snaked past Wan Chai Sports Ground, and beyond ...

  4. Storms sweep city with chaos

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Western, closing the road for about 90 minutes from 3pm. Traffic started to build at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel at 7.20am, about 10 minutes earlier than usual, and eased at about 9am. East-bound ... vehicles, between 6am and 9am, as the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll rise continued to have an impact. But by 8pm the Cross-Harbour Tunnel had carried 16 per cent fewer vehicles (15,406), the western ...

  5. Upgrade piers for more activities along harbour, study urges

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Underused ferry piers along Victoria Harbour should be upgraded to include more cafes, restaurants and retail stores, a study has suggested. Promenades incorporating unique designs and activities should be extended to less prominent areas such as Sheung Wan, Shau Kei Wan and Tai Kok Tsui, according to the study, released by the Harbour Business Forum yesterday. ...

  6. HK harbour perfect venue for racing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... will concentrate on just crossing the line before their opponent. Most match racing is between one-design boats, which should perform identically on all points of sail. Any differences in performance come down to crew work. For the world series, crews will be taken from the race village to the harbour course and given a different boat each day. 'Every day, crews will be assigned a different ...

  7. Harbour ban for seawater suppliers

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Seawater suppliers will be banned from drawing water from Victoria Harbour, all typhoon shelters and the western side of the New Territories under a proposal to improve ... Business Registration rules, which were set to be amended. He cited Environmental Protection Department readings at Victoria Harbour of E. coli content from 1,000 to 10,000 per millilitre of water, ...

  8. Tax cuts on cross-strait shipping should not hurt HK, experts say

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Experts said recent tax cuts by the central government on cross-strait shipping would not significantly hurt Hong Kong shipping, despite a significant jump in Taiwan-mainland ... Charles de Trenck, an analyst with Transport Trackers, a Hong Kong-based transport consultancy. Direct cross-strait shipping reduced costs by 15 to 30 per cent and cut transit times, the Kaohsiung ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thanks to government, harbour will not survive for much longer The report and editorial ('Questions over pier that became a platform reclaimed from the sea' and 'Project makes a nonsense of rules on reclamation', December 28) have exposed the government's callous attitude towards reclamation. Enjoy Hong Kong's harbour and foreshores while you can. ...

  10. University pushed over Sun statue

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Cross Harbour Tunnel. The entire project is expected to take two years. Sun Yat-sen was forced out of Hong Kong by the British colonial government because of his role in the Chinese revolution. ... promised to have it erected in February. But then Sun was shocked to receive a letter from him on June 1 saying he would not have time to deal with the matter before he retired. Central and Western ...




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