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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... five railway projects. The spokesman said efforts had been made to improve employment and working conditions to attract younger people as well as experienced workers to join or return ... and the prevailing labour shortage is common to the construction industry," an MTR spokesman said. "The corporation has been working with the government and the industry to address the labour ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... for a further HK$8.5 billion to meet rising construction costs, blaming the increase on heavy engineering work, poor ground conditions and rising wages. But, alarmed by the 50 per cent increase in the budget amid a string of government requests for extra cash for public works projects, Legco's development panel voted down the funding request in January and demanded cost reductions. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Housing project on Yuen Long wetland gets the nod

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 05:04am by Olga Wong, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with numerous conditions that must be met before work can go ahead, prompting one opponent to liken it to awarding an examination pass provided the candidate corrects the answers later. Under ... by development after the government's town planning advisers gave conditional approval for a housing project to developer Cheung Kong. Approval for the site at Fung Lok Wai, near the Mai Po reserve, ...

  4. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to Henan province. "We must boost our confidence, adapt to the new normal condition based on the characteristics of China's economic growth in the current phase and stay ... the domain of foreign companies- or had not been attempted before. Work on a third-generation nuclear power plant in Taishan, Guangdong- being built by China General Nuclear Power and French firm ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to the council, which will decide next month whether the report should be endorsed and what conditions to attach. Before Hung's criticism- which was met by silence from airport officials- Professor ... such as setting up another marine park farther from the works site in southwestern Lantau. The authority proposes opening a 2,400 hectare marine park after the runway is finished, saying dolphins ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Extra HK$8.2b for border crossing project approved by single vote

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:54pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... Committee in July 2012. Despite the support, the budget proposal must still be scrutinised by the public works subcommittee before it goes to the Finance Committee to seek final approval. ... construction costs and poor ground conditions as the reasons for the budget overrun. To sway lawmakers, it trimmed the request by HK$300 million. Panel members were unanimous in criticising ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    60-metre-high Ferris wheel to open in September at HK$100 per trip

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by AMY NIP AND SUZANNE VAN DER ERF

    ... to be responsible for the preparatory footings and construction work". It said the wheel would have 42 gondolas, each holding eight to 10 passengers, and it expected a million passengers a year- a rate ... for adults and HK$70 for children. The company said investigation work started last June and teams for project and construction management and landscape design had been appointed. "Swiss AEX ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rail delay rocks culture hub plan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by ADA LEE AND VIVIENNE CHOW

    ... Ada Lee and Vivienne Chow Long-awaited West Kowloon arts hub likely to be hit by challenging geological conditions Rail delay rocks culture hub plan Delays in completing the high-speed ... that the Centre for Contemporary Performance and the Medium Theatre II, which will sit atop the railway's lavish terminus, could be directly affected by complex geological conditions at the site. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plan for 10,000 new flats in Tai Po welcomed by district councillors

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by FANNY FUNG

    ... conditions. Councillors said the plan for the site was long overdue. "I am glad that the government has finally agreed to build public rental housing there … We have wasted so many years," said Man Chen-fai, a member of the council's environment, housing and works committee. Planning department officials at yesterday's meeting of the committee said the administration ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border costs blow out by HK$8.5 billion

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 03:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and a sharp rise in wages- account for just under half of the increase. A larger provision for future cost increases accounts for just over a third. Poor ground conditions- not known about when ... for the project, which is expected to be completed by 2018, was also cited, as companies tendering for work might have to pay extra for overtime. More money was also requested for contingencies. ...




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