Airport worker's room for complaint

ROOM for rent: no running water, no shops for miles, no television, eating or cooking allowed. Cost: just $7,500 a month.

Sunday, 19 May, 1996, 12:00am

Airport authority accused of rip-off

THE Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) has been accused of ripping off contractors and charging higher than average prices for accommodation and food at the Chek Lap Kok site.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Save wonderful creatures

I RECENTLY joined a day trip looking for sightings of the Chinese White Dolphin, around Chek Lap Kok.

1 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Freight body turns down airport site

THE Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding Agents (HAFFA) has rejected plans for a forwarding centre at Chek Lap Kok and has threatened to develop its own facility off airport grounds.

22 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Saving dolphins, not face

THE Advisory Council on the Environment's rejection of plans for a temporary fuel depot for the new airport project is good news for dolphins at Chek Lap Kok - and bad news for the 'sardines' at Kai Tak. The present airport is so overcrowded regular travellers may see red that pink dolphins have given the Provisional Airport Authority a black eye (PAA).

22 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Council's decision gives pink dolphins a reprieve

CHINESE pink dolphins earned a reprieve yesterday when the Advisory Council on the Environment, in a unprecedented vote, rejected plans to build an aviation fuel depot at Sha Chau which would supply fuel to the new airport.

21 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Future of new airport at risk

THE future of the new airport has been put in jeopardy after a proposal for a temporary fuel depot at Sha Chau was rejected yesterday by the Advisory Council on the Environment.

The Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) wants to have the site approved immediately. Without a guaranteed fuel supply for Chek Lap Kok, the 1997 opening date for the airport is thrown into question.

21 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Second runway at airport may be built earlier

CONSTRUCTION of the second runway at Chek Lap Kok airport could be brought forward to meet increased aircraft traffic demand, the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) has revealed.

PAA project director Douglas Oakervee said the level of air transport had risen since the original airport masterplan was completed in 1990-91.

13 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Plea to put depot on hold

GROUNDWORK for an aviation fuel depot at Sha Chau suffered a setback yesterday when a group of legislators demanded work be frozen.

The legislators said they wanted to make the Government take into account an environmental study which is still under way.

10 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Rock blamed for delay

INFERIOR rock is being partially blamed for a delay in the return of tenders for the massive $3 billion runway construction contract at Chek Lap Kok.

The rock, excavated from Chek Lap Kok and stockpiled as part of the main reclamation work, is earmarked by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) for the runway, apron and airfield pavements.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Safety rules flouted on airport site

SAFETY on the Chek Lap Kok construction site came under the spotlight yesterday with workers flouting the most basic safety rules under the noses of their managers.

7 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Unsanctioned airport work begins on Sha Chau

PRELIMINARY work has begun on the controversial aviation fuel depot on Sha Chau before the project has been approved.

The Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) said the site design drilling it was conducting in the shallow waters off the island did not violate any regulations.

6 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Airport foundations behind schedule

WORK on the massive foundations for the terminal building at Chek Lap Kok is behind schedule, the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) admitted yesterday.

But it said work would still be completed by next April.

Just 35 per cent of the foundations for the 1.2-kilometre-long building have been completed, even though work should have already passed halfway.

9 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

PAA in search for four-star builder

INTERNATIONAL hotel developers are being invited by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) to submit expressions of interest for a four-star hotel at Chek Lap Kok airport.

The submissions for the project of at least 600 rooms must include details of operating experience and answer general questions about hotel development.

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Good news on airport costs not reported

YOUR lead report (Business Post, July 8) on airport costs shows clearly how risky it is to speak to reporters.

I am the ''consultant to the PAA (Provisional Airport Authority)'' referred to by your reporter, Simon Fluendy.

Mr Fluendy quoted me correctly, but only in part.

14 Jul 1994 - 12:00am