China's 'green' highway the way to the future

The completed section of China's first low-carbon expressway.

The most difficult section of China's so-called first low-carbon highway was finished at the weekend and the whole project is expected to be open to traffic by the end of the year.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 4:10am 1 comment

US$50,000 a month in illegal fees collected from drivers using a main highway in Afghanistan

Local officials are pocketing a range of taxes and fees from drivers using the main highway between Kabul and Jalalabad, which was built using US tax dollars. Photo: AFP

Tens of thousands of dollars are being illegally collected monthly from drivers in Afghanistan's Laghman province using the main highway between Kabul and Jalalabad.

And it's not the Taliban who are threatening drivers to finance their insurgency.

4 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Crackdown on illegal use of highway project funds

The Ministry of Transport has begun a crackdown on misappropriation of funds meant to repay loans that were raised to build highway projects on the mainland.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Is roadworks project heading in the wrong direction?


A billion-dollar road project will do one of two things - ease the city's increasingly unbearable traffic congestion or turn the region into a motoring mess.

The C$3 billion (HK$21.74 billion) Gateway Programme is a planned gigantic road expansion from the eastern tip of the city to Fraser Valley where much of the growing population has settled.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

A few years ago I was pedalling along Tolo Highway when a large truck veered off the road, crashed through safety barriers, demolished a stout steel wire fence and smashed across the bicycle track. The shattered vehicle narrowly missed crushing a gaggle of teenage cyclists.

1 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Armed hijackers in $3.7m van heist

Two thieves escape after fourth highway raid in three months

An armed gang hijacked a van carrying $3.7 million worth of electrical goods and dragged the driver and a co-worker out onto a Kowloon Bay overpass yesterday. It was the fourth highway robbery in three months.

1 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Superhighway veto 'could cost $295b'

The SAR risked losing hundreds of billion of dollars over the next 20 years if a planned superhighway network was vetoed by legislators, the transport chief warned yesterday.

18 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Incentives draw foreign capital to mega projects

Egypt is offering foreign companies investment opportunities worth billions of Egyptian pounds and covering a range of major projects, from infrastructure, petroleum and energy to ports and airports.

23 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Less damaging proposal loses out to cheaper one

Bureaucrats have rejected a highway route favoured by their own feasibility study for a cheaper alternative that opponents say will unnecessarily destroy one of Kowloon's last green belts.

3 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

No repetition with complex and carefully planned roadworks

I refer to the letter from Ted Thomas (South China Morning Post, July 12), regarding our construction works at Lockhart Road.

The reconstruction of Lockhart Road involves:

Reconstructing the whole pavement structure of the existing road carriageway and footways.

31 Jul 2000 - 12:00am