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Highways Department

All aboard the Marine Department

A big fan of the ocean from an early age, Tsang Cheuk-yin's career in the Marine Department has given him many memorable experiences.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Firm told to pay for bypass damage

The government is claiming HK$320,000 from a contractor on the Central-Wan Chai Bypass whom it blames for causing gaps that appeared in the Island Eastern Corridor expressway in January.

The contractor did not take enough care in excavation work near the Tin Hau section of the flyover along the northern shoreline of Hong Kong Island, a consultant says after an investigation.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Quashed bridge plan was to be 'extra clean'

Officials said reclamation work for the boundary facilities of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the environmental permit for which was recently quashed by a court, would be among the cleanest in the world.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Family shattered by falling-tree death, government indifference

My brother-in-law, Choi Kit-keung, was struck by a 15-metre tree that fell in Sha Tin, and died after sustaining serious head injuries ('Death adds to concerns about tree precautions', June 16).

To see our relative taken to the mortuary was a heartbreaking experience for his family.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Firm refuses to remove telecoms poles

The government is considering taking legal action over the installation of some 500 iron poles by Hong Kong Broadband Network after the company refused to remove them.

The firm has been accused of taking advantage of the Highways Department's simplified application system to put up hundreds of poles on roadsides in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Jordan.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

Transmission poles break rules, officials tell broadband firm

Some 500 steel transmission poles put up around the city by the Hong Kong Broadband Network do not comply with regulations on land excavation, officials say.

The Highways Department said yesterday it was not satisfied with the installation, and would pursue it with the Lands Department and the Office of the Telecommunication Authority (Ofta).

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Highways to hell

The ICAC case known as Operation Waterspout is definitely one to watch, for a number of reasons. First, for the large number and seniority of the people involved. The South China Morning Post reported on April 4 that 20 people had been arrested, including the former director of civil engineering and development.

30 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Non-vital signs

On the Tsing Kwai Highway heading towards Lantau Island, as you approach Tsing Yi, you pass beneath a couple of large electronic road signs that were, presumably, designed to warn of problem conditions ahead; poor visibility or a crash, perhaps.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

'World' city has much poorer roads than elsewhere in region

With reference to the reply from Victor Chan of the Highways Department ('Careful checks on roadworks', September 20) to my initial letter ('Why can't our potholes be fixed for good?', September 8) isn't it reassuring to know that on many sections of busy roads, we, the taxpayer, can be assured that road surfacings' 'life expectancy' is in many cases, only one year beyond the material's guaran

24 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Country park lighting project not a victory if the people lose

CLP Power has begun finishing off the street lighting project in Sai Kung Country Park West that was initiated two years ago and put on temporary hold due to public opposition.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am