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Construction industry gearing up for competition law

Danny Chung The construction industry, which is sometimes known locally and overseas for its questionable business dealings, is gearing up to comply with a new competition law in Hong Kong. The Legislative Council last June enacted


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Town Planning Board rejects bus terminus redevelopment plan

Danny Chung Former bus operator China Motor Bus (0026) has failed to get planning approval for its long-delayed redevelopment project at its offices in Chai Wan. The Metro Planning Committee of the Town Planning Board last


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Highways Department rapped over Lantau Island road

Danny Chung Government auditors have blasted Highways Department over its performance in the planning and construction supervision of the improvement works for Tung Chung Road on Lantau Island. In its latest report released last week the


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Court throws out bid for judicial review on radar station

Danny Chung: Appeal judges have thrown out a bid by a villager in Tuen Mun for a judicial review that, if successful, could have stopped the construction of a vital weather radar station in its tracks.


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Airport Authority plans shopping complex at golf course

Danny Chung The Airport Authority Hong Kong is looking to redevelop its golf course in order to allow expansion of its SkyCity development at Hong Kong International Airport to cash in on the expected influx of


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HK4.8 billion Tuen Mun to Chek Lap Kok Link funding review

Danny Chung Legislators will review a request by the government this Friday for funding of HK$44.8 billion at money-of-the-day (MOD) prices for the long-awaited Tuen Mun to Chek Lap Kok Link. In a paper submitted to


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More residential and office completions in 2013

Danny Chung Property developers are on course to complete more residential and office space for 2013 as uncertainty continues to loom over the property market. According to preliminary statistics by the Rating and Valuation Department, about


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Cost of reclamation for artificial islands needs to be capped

Danny Chung Artificial islands, as proposed by the Government in the 2013 Policy Address, may need to be built in shallower waters in order that are economically viable as a source of new land, according to


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West Kowloon Cultural District costs may double

Danny Chung The government may have to go back cap in hand to legislators for more funding as development costs more than double for the much-delayed showcase project the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). Local Chinese


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Govt awards public works worth HK$5 billion in February 2013

Danny Chung The government and related organisations awarded public sector contracts worth a total of HK$5 billion for construction and building services work during February. According to the latest government gazette notice published last week, the


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