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special committee to be set up to monitor Airport Authority construction

Pan-democrat lawmakers want a special committee to be set up to monitor Airport Authority construction of the third runway. The new body would come under the House Committee of the Legislative Council. :Lawmakers made the recommendation


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Kowloon plot to be redeveloped

The Lands Department today announced the resumption of a site at Fuk Chak Street and Li Tak Street, Tai Kok Tsui, for the implementation of the Urban Renewal Authority’s sixth project under the Demand-led Redevelopment Project


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HK’s stormwater storage scheme receives Large Project of the Year 2015 award

The Drainage Services Department’s Happy Valley underground stormwater storage scheme has received the Highly Commended New Engineering Contract (NEC) Large Project of the Year 2015 award in London. The prize was established by the UK’s NEC


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MTR Repairs on line at water-effected stations

Urgent repair work on water seepage at three MTR West Island Line stations University, Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town will take some time, the rail company’s head of operations has warned. Francis Li Shing-kee said


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Hong Kong 24 building plans approved in february

The Buildings Department approved 24 building plans in February – eight on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and nine in the New Territories. Five were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, seven were for commercial developments, four


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HK$1.7 billion monastery funded by Li Ka-shing opens in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s new monastery, funded entirely by tycoon Li Ka-shing, opened to the public on April 15, 2015. The monastery features the world’s second-tallest Guanyin statue–the Goddess of Mercy–and bulletproof VIP rooms. The monastery is funded


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Sheung Shui site gets HK$302m

The tender for a Sheung Shui site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $302.2 million, the Lands Department announced today. It was awarded to Spring Wonder Limited. Sheung Shui Lot


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Hong Kong records 21 land transactions in Q1

The Lands Department registered 19 lease modifications and two land exchanges in the Land Registry during the first quarter of this year, of which seven were technical changes involving nil premium. Nine of the transactions were


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Beijing fully supports the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport

Beijing fully supports the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport, the mainland’s civil aviation chief Li Jiaxing said yesterday. Li gave the project the stamp of approval when visiting transport secretary Anthony


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New drilling method adopted by water supplies Department

The Water Supplies Department today outlined the new methods it is using to replace the submarine water mains that run between Sunshine Island, Hei Ling Chau and Peng Chau. The mains have been in operation for


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