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Getting a third opinion

Pilot scheme for arbitration on premium to speed up development Developers and surveying experts have cautiously welcomed the government’s latest proposal to speed up the often tiresome process of land administration for private development projects which


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Queen’s Pier reassembly slated for 2016

Government plans to complete work in 2018 Queen’s Pier, the focus of heated demonstrations by heritage activists desperate to save it in 2007, will serve as a public pier again when reconstruction is completed in 2018,


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Policy Address Construction Goodies

But little mention on resources to meet workload The government has unveiled a raft of new policy initiatives that is expected to add to the already-full order books of the construction industry but with little mention


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Doubts raised on Tung Chung West reclamation

Development intensity at Tung Chung East may increase to compensate The government is drawing up a plan B should proposed reclamation in the western part of Tung Chung be scrapped if the area is found to


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Incomplete ground data hits border crossing costs

Cost estimate and design went ahead without key site investigation  Failure to include to obtain and include further ground investigation data during the finalisation of design for a key cross-border boundary crossing project contributed partly to


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The Year that was 2013

Construction Post looks back at the main events of the year For the construction industry, the year 2013 turned out to be as eventful as the mainstream current affairs topics that gripped the public during the


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Foundation contractors outperform in 2013

Tysan share price doubles Investors who were brave enough in 2013 to buy shares in the foundation contractors listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange were rewarded with handsome capital gains, on paper at least. Tysan


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Lawmakers to approve $13b grant to Hospital Authority

 The Hospital Authority looks set to be awash with HK$13 billion in funds to meet expenditure for urgent minor works projects when lawmakers meet today to rubber stamp the government’s funding proposal. The Finance Committee of


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Green light for third airport hotel

Underground people mover depot also to stay in place A third hotel at Hong Kong International Airport is now in the development pipeline after getting the green light by top airport officials. In a press release issued


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Lawmakers to study $12.2b block allocation funding

New projects worth $2.79b planned for 2014-15 Construction isn’t all about mega public works projects although these, not surprisingly, tend to hog the lion’s share of attention from the media. There are also many small projects


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