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Chief Executive receives rail inquiry interim report

The Shatin to Central Link inquiry commission today submitted an interim report to the Chief Executive. The report covers the commission’s original terms of reference, which concerns the diaphragm wall and platform slab construction works at


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Lantau site sold

The tender for a Lantau site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $1.13 billion, the Lands Department announced today. The site at South Lantau Road, Cheung Sha was awarded to


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Sewage bypass planned for March

The Drainage Services Department today announced it will complete the second stage of maintenance works for the Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works in March, which requires a partial bypass of treated sewage into Victoria Harbour. The


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Gov’t endorses land supply options

The Government fully endorses the eight land supply options proposed by the Task Force on Land Supply to address land shortage in Hong Kong. Secretary for Development Michael Wong today held a press conference on the


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Rail inquiry scope expanded

The Chief Executive in Council today approved the expansion of the terms of reference for the rail inquiry team following the recent discovery of additional construction problems at the Shatin to Central Link. The Commission of Inquiry


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Central-Wan Chai Bypass to fully open

The Central-Wan Chai Bypass will be fully commissioned at 7am on February 24, after the completion of works for joining the bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link to the Rumsey Flyover westbound. Upon the bypass’ full


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Tai Po site sold

The tender for a Tai Po residential site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $6.309 billion, the Lands Department announced today. Located at the junction of Yau King Lane and


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Retender for Yuen Long footbridge after initial cost debacle

There will be a fresh tender to redetermine the cost of a Yuen Long footbridge that initially cost HK$1.7 billion. The 540-meter elevated footbridge will be connected to Long Ping Station. “We intend to initiate parallel


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Bridge construction quality assured

The late submission of Request for Inspection & Survey Checking (RISC) forms for works relating to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’s link road does not involve quality issues, the Highways Department said. The department added that before


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Tenders for Kai Tak site rejected

The Government has rejected all nine tenders received for the purchase of a non-industrial site in Kai Tak, the Lands Department announced today. It said the tendered premiums did not meet the Government’s reserve price for


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