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HK’s Transport chief inspects South Island Line

Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung recently visited the MTR’s South Island Line (East) Ocean Park Station, to see the construction works in progress. He inspected the train platform and the station’s lobby. Speaking


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Gov’t back tracks on suggested housing scheme for country parks

The government has back tracked on a suggested housing scheme for country parks recently put forward by the Chief Executive. The idea was first floated by think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation’s before being voiced by CY Leung


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Wharf Holdings gets nod to redevelop TST’s Marco Polo hotel

Wharf Holdings has been given the go ahead by the Buildings Department to redevelop the Marco Polo Hong kong Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. Nineteen stories atop a five-level basement will replace the present 18 floors,


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Country park development feasible says HK’s Chief Executive

Society can discuss the possibility of building flats in some country parks with low ecological and landscape value, according to the Chief Executive CY Leung. His statement ahead of an Executive Council meeting today follows think


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23 building plans approved

Hong Kong: The Buildings Department approved 23 building plans in September – eight in Kowloon and 15 in the New Territories. Ten were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, four were for commercial developments, five were for


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Tsing Yi tenders rejected

Tender result for site in Tsing Yi announced The Lands Department today (November 4) announced that the Government has rejected all of the nine tenders which were received for the purchase of Tsing Yi Town Lot


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MTR chief denies withholding information on rail link from gov’t

According to its chief executive the MTR Corp Limited has never intentionally withheld information from the government about the construction of the local section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link. Leong Kwok-kuen speaking to a


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Silk-Road joint platform mooted

The construction industry on the Mainland and in Hong Kong may consider building a Silk Road joint platform for infrastructure under the Belt & Road initiative, Secretary for Development Paul Chan said today. He was speaking


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Hong Kong’s apartment supply to hit new record high

Private home supply is projected to hit a record high of 86,000 in the coming three to four years, the Transport & Housing Bureau has announced. Publishing its quarterly figures today, the bureau said up to


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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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