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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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Advisory committee may be set up to monitor 3rd Runway

An advisory committee may be set up to monitor the construction of the HK$141.5 billion third runway, the transport secretary said as he tries to defuse public outrage that the project will bypass Legco scrutiny. “We


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Cable car could extend to Tai O

The Government will begin a consultancy study this year on extending the Ngong Ping cable car system to Tai O, Secretary for Development Paul Chan revealed today. Addressing reporters after a Lantau Development Advisory Committee meeting,


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HK New construction safety measures drafted

The Labour Department has formulated multi-pronged measures to safeguard the occupational safety of construction site workers, Commissioner for Labour Donald Tong said today. Speaking at the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony & Fun


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MTR quality awards for contractors

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has awarded its major contractors for their outstanding performance and dedication in construction quality, worksite safety, environmental management and stakeholder engagement in its predominantly tunnelled five new railway projects. It has been the


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