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Timely vetting of public works urged

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today urged lawmakers to take public interest into consideration and seize the time to vet funding proposals for public works projects. Speaking to the media, Mrs Lam said the Finance Committee and


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Innotech transforms construction in Hong Kong

Students can experience being knocked down by an iron bar or witness an explosion caused by volatile gases at the Hong Kong Institute of Construction’s Safety Experience Training Centre. The first of its kind in Hong


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Urbanization raising HK landslide risks

The Geotechnical Engineering Office says it recorded 253 landslides last year – up 66 percent from 2017 – and warns that the rise is set to continue, RTHK reports. The office’s deputy head, Au Yeung Yan-sang,


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Wheelock wins runway Kai Tak site

The tender for a Kai Tak residential site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $9.893 billion, the Lands Department announced today. The site at Kai Tak Area 4B Site 1,


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Rail works interim report released

The Government released the Interim Report of Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at & near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to Central Link Project today. In its interim report, the commission


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Lantau Artificial islands provide up to 260,000 flats

Artificial islands under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project will provide at least 45,000 private flats, Secretary for Development Michael Wong said. Speaking to the media after attending a radio show today, Mr Wong said the Kau


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Kai Tak site to be tendered

Another Kai Tak site in the 2018-19 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender. Tenders for the New Kowloon inland lot No. 6546 at Kai Tak Area 4C Site 4, Kai Tak, Kowloon, will


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Hong Kong Expands Use of Cavern Service Reservoirs to Free Up Land

Black & Veatch to help Water Supplies Department turn hilly terrain and rock formations into opportunities for land supply The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is considering


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$624b estimated for Lantau plan

Secretary for Development Michael Wong today announced a ballpark estimate of $624 billion for building the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands and related key projects under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision plan. Announcing the details at a


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27 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 27 building plans in January – seven on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and 14 in the New Territories. Eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, nine for commercial developments, four for


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