A district government in Daqing of northeast Heilongjiang province has tried to distance itself from a tragedy in which the operator of an earth mover and the owner of a pig farm were killed in a macabre incident last week.Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am
China and the United States have signed a five-year deal to guide discussions on the security and safety of food, and sustainable agriculture at a symposium in Iowa, as Vice-President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the US state.18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Caterpillar, the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, expects to ratchet up its expansion plans and post stronger sales on the mainland on the back of the domestic economy's steady growth.28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Building associations, construction companies and waste removal groups are investigating a new way to control the illegal dumping of construction waste - global positioning systems.18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
An investigation has been launched into whether proper safety measures were followed on a Kowloon Bay construction site where a man died yesterday when his vehicle plunged from the first floor to the ground.13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Builders have suggested that global positioning system tracking devices be installed in dump trucks to fight the illegal dumping of construction waste.8 May 2009 - 12:00am
The government is considering tightening laws to control dumping on private land.
Anyone wanting to dump construction material on private land would need official authorisation, said Alain Lam Kwok-lun, acting assistant director of the Environmental Protection Department, at a Legislative Council panel yesterday.21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
More than 1,000 dumper truck drivers staged a strike yesterday demanding that contractors pay a fuel surcharge.6 May 2008 - 12:00am
Four more charged in property fraud case11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Licences for machinery
From next month operators of compactors, dumpers, graders, locomotives and scrapers must hold a valid licence, the Labour Department said.21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Lawmakers yesterday demanded better enforcement of the law that requires dump trucks to cover debris loads with sheets, saying eight prosecutions in three years was a feeble record.
Residents and drivers on the route to a planned new construction waste dump in Chai Wan could be plagued by debris from trucks if the loads are not covered properly.14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Police believe they may have uncovered the work of a crime syndicate that targets excavators after finding 11 of the diggers in the New Territories yesterday.
Officers of Pat Heung division were tipped off by a caller who witnessed an excavator being towed away by a goods vehicle in Shek Wu Wai near Mai Po yesterday afternoon.7 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
Mainboard-listed agricultural machinery maker First Tractor saw its net loss narrow 49.5 per cent last year to 59.5 million yuan (about HK$55.76 million).28 Apr 2003 - 12:00am
Six men were injured when a bulldozer skidded off a truck and caused a pile-up involving three taxis, a goods van and a minibus in Western. The incident in Pokfield Road left six men with minor injuries.10 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
First Tractor has launched a 100 million yuan (about HK$93 million) online platform for the mainland's agricultural trade in tandem with the authorities and information technology plays to boost tractor sales.29 Jun 2000 - 12:00am