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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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Work suspended on Tuen Mun construction site after accident

The Secretary for Labor and Welfare, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, said the authority has suspended the operation of a construction site at Tuen Mun where a worker there was struck dead by a falling crane hook on


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8 pre-sale consents issued

The Lands Department issued four pre-sale consents for residential developments and four pre-sale consents for commercial developments in the first quarter of 2015. The four pre-sale consents for residential developments involved 999 uncompleted units. A development


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Cheung Chau site to be sold

A Cheung Chau residential site will be sold by public tender as part of the 2015-16 Land Sale Programme, the Lands Department announced today. Lot No. 1872 on Fa Peng Road, Cheung Chau has a site


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Hong Kong new measures for the importation of skilled construction workers

Government briefs Labour Advisory Board on enhanced measures for importation of skilled construction workers The Government today (April 1) briefed the Labour Advisory Board on new measures for the construction industry under the Supplementary Labour Scheme.


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Emperor International acquires Sham Shui plot for 90 flats

Emperor International has acquired a small URA plot in Sham Shui Po to build around 90 flats. It is the first time the developer which outbid 12 others will work on a URA project. The site


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Possible shipwreck found could delay major construction project

A large metal object was found six metres beneath the seabed near the old Wan Chai Ferry Pier, which the Civil Engineering & Development Department today said could be part of a shipwreck. The contractor found


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Hong Kong Flood prevention works primed

The first phase of the Happy Valley underground stormwater storage scheme has been completed and will be commissioned soon, the Drainage Services Department said today. The scheme alleviates flood risks in the vicinity of Happy Valley


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Alleged HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge bribe

A former senior foreman of a contractor of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project denied on Monday two counts of bribery charges concerning twice offering a Macau casino token to the value of HK$50,000 (US$6,448) to the


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MTR net profit climbs 34.5% y/y to HKD11.5b

The MTR’s FY14 underlying net profit of HKD11,571m, up 34.5% y-y, was in line with Nomura’s forecast and 7% ahead of consensus. According to a research note from Nomura, this is thanks to solid domestic railway


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