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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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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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