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Hong Kong construction industry set to see increase in salaries next year

Workers in the engineering and construction industries may look forward to higher salary rises next year compared to workers in most other sectors, according to recent poll. The poll was conducted by the Hong Kong People


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Bridge contingency plan to be enhanced

Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung today said the Government will boost contingency measures to deal with any full closure of the Lantau Link. Speaking after an inter-departmental meeting on last week’s Kap Shui


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No end in sight for skilled construction workers for vital building projects

NO END IN SIGHT ON SKILLED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FOR VITAL BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.  IS PREFABRICATION THE ANSWER? One of the city’s biggest building contractors is reacting to a shortage of skilled construction workers by expanding


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Chief Executive inspects bridge works

Chief Executive CY Leung inspected the construction progress of the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link yesterday. The 9km link is part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and connects the northwest New Territories with northern Lantau Island,


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Hong Kong Gov’t to take over Eastern Harbour tunnel

The Government will take over the Eastern Harbour Crossing when its franchise expires in August. The Transport Advisory Committee was briefed on the plan at its meeting today. It heard the takeover will bring no changes


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Hopewell’s avenue walk JV renamed after complaints of disregarding HK’s culture & history

Hopewell Holdings (0054) has been forced to rename its joint venture project with the Urban Renewal Authority and Sino Land (0083) in Wan Chai as Lee Tung Street after local residents widely criticized the original name,


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Proposed developments could turn East Lantau into strategic growth area

A proposed East Lantau Metropolis, which is currently being studied, has the potential to become a strategic growth area with a core business district, by capitalising on its proximity to Hong Kong Island. Secretary for Development


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Ove Arup & Partners pen consultancy agreement for Kowloon Transportation Link

Ove Arup & partners have penned a consultancy agreement with the Civil Engineering Development Department to identify the most suitable green public transport modes for the proposed Environmentally Friendly Linkage System (ELS) in Kowloon East. The


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Sha Tin site sold

The tender for a Shek Mun site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $675.5 million, the Lands Department announced today. The Lands Department yesterday (October 20) announced that the tender


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HK needs to develop more land as number of households set to rise

Hong Kong needs to develop more land, as the number of households is projected to rise by about 500,000 to 2.93 million in 2044. This will be an increase equivalent to 3.5 times the number of


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