Browsing: Hong Kong

Soletanche Bachy playing key role in construction of Three-runway System at Hong Kong Airport

As part of the extension of Hong Kong International Airport, Soletanche Bachy, a subsidiary of VINCI specialising in foundations and soil technologies, has entered a 50-50 joint-venture with its South Korean partner Sambo E&C. Together, they


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460k housing units forecast for HK

Chief Executive CY Leung has outlined plans to boost housing supply through a series of measures, including changing land use, increasing development density, developing new areas and extending new towns. Delivering his 2017 Policy Address today,


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Atkins-designed new South Island Line opens in HK

John Blackwood, Atkins’ director for transport in Asia Pacific, said: “We’ve been working with MTRC for over 40 years but it’s always a thrill to see a new line come into operation, providing significant benefits to


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Construction starts on new Rehab complex

The Social Welfare Department started construction of its Integrated Rehabilitation Services Complex in Kwun Tong today. Permanent Secretary for Labour & Welfare Annie Tam and Director of Social Welfare Carol Yip officiated at the launch ceremony.


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Ap Lei Chau residential site added to land sale plan

The Government has added an Ap Lei Chau residential site to the January-March land sale plan. The site can provide more than 1,400 flats. Together with the two sites announced last month, the Government will sell


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Tsui Ping River revamp views invited

The Drainage Services Department launched the first stage of a public engagement exercise yesterday for the Tsui Ping River revitalisation project. The initiative comprises drainage improvement works to strengthen the flood protection capability of the watercourse.


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Underground shopping streets planned for Hong Kong

The two planned underground shopping streets in Kai Tak will be developed together with their adjacent development sites. Secretary for Development Paul Chan told legislators today this approach is being adopted as the major parts of


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Hong Kong: 22 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 22 building plans in November – three on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and 16 in the New Territories. Eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, six for commercial developments, three


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Hong Kong: 11 pre-sale consents issued

The Lands Department issued 10 pre-sale consents for residential developments and one pre-sale consent for commercial development in the fourth quarter of 2016. The 10 pre-sale consents for residential developments involved 4,594 units. One development in


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Revamp being planned for historic Hong Kong building

The Development Bureau is inviting proposals from non-profit-making organisations to revitalise Fong Yuen Study Hall in Ma Wan, which will be included in Batch V of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. The hall in


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