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Libel trial looms for concrete producer

A civil trial is looming over allegations of defamatory remarks made by a trade organisation of concrete producers and other persons and companies concerning a concrete batching plant in Yuen Long. The case concerns Excel Concrete


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Sacré bleu! PY changes name to….Louis XIII

Mid-sized contractor PY Engineering (0577) is proposing to change its name to better reflect its new business orientation as a casino property investment company. In a stock exchange announcement last week, the company said it plans


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Public works worth HK$2.99 billion up for grabs

  Up to HK$2.99 billion worth of public works contracts at money-of-the-day (MOD) prices will go out to tender later this year once the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council gives funding approval which may come


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Govt awards HK$14 billion public works December 2012

Public works awarded December 2012 The government along with its majority owned railway operator MTRC (0066) awarded over HK$14 billion worth of contracts for construction and building services works in December 2012 with most of the


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Yau Tong’s dissenting owners

Yau Tong dissenting owners There are four remaining owners who are still not playing ball with the developer in the Yau Tong shipyard redevelopment project. The owner of Wing Shan Industrial Building has been a thorn


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Coming to Hong Kong, Asia’s largest precast unit

A gigantic precast unit, possibly Asia’s largest ever precast unit, is set to arrive in Hong Kong next month to be installed as part of the Central-Wanchai Bypass. “The whole precast unit is being manufactured at


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More engineers needed

The construction industry could face a severe shortage of engineering staff if the government continues to pile on more work for contractors and consultants, according to the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Staff vacancies in engineering


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CIC issues Pay for Safety guidelines

Pay for safety and cut accidents and deaths. That is the message from the construction industry’s advisory body in its renewed drive to get clients and contractors to pay for safety measures. According to Cheung Hau-wai,


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Insurers: Good safety record matters more

Having a good record for safety is far more an important factor in reducing premiums for employees’ compensation cover rather than simply relying on a Pay for Safety Scheme in the contract, according to the insurance


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