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Govt finds land for offsite cut and bend

Contractors could be in for some big savings in steelfixing costs if plans for land to house an offsite cut and bend facility for steel reinforcement fabrication get the go ahead from the government. Responding to


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New public works contracts worth HK$80 billion

Public works projects with a total value of nearly HK$80 billion are set to awarded in the new financial year as the government maintains its high level of capital works expenditure. According to the estimates included


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Govt, taxpayers foot bill for illegal channel work

The government and taxpayers have been left footing the bill after being forced to spend over a million dollars reinstating a drainage channel that was illegally diverted to allow building of an access road. The drainage


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Govt consigns application list to dustbin

The government has finally thrown in the towel with the application list system and will rely on regular land sales from now on as it grapples with tight land supply and stubbornly high property prices. The


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Budget gets thumbs up from construction industry

The government’s new budget may have been panned for not doing enough to help the needy, for the construction industry at least the continuing high level of public spending on infrastructure and new spending proposals in


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Libel trial looms for concrete producer

A civil trial is looming over allegations of defamatory remarks made by a trade organisation of concrete producers and other persons and companies concerning a concrete batching plant in Yuen Long. The case concerns Excel Concrete


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Govt awards HK$14 billion public works December 2012

Public works awarded December 2012 The government along with its majority owned railway operator MTRC (0066) awarded over HK$14 billion worth of contracts for construction and building services works in December 2012 with most of the


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More engineers needed

The construction industry could face a severe shortage of engineering staff if the government continues to pile on more work for contractors and consultants, according to the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Staff vacancies in engineering


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CIC issues Pay for Safety guidelines

Pay for safety and cut accidents and deaths. That is the message from the construction industry’s advisory body in its renewed drive to get clients and contractors to pay for safety measures. According to Cheung Hau-wai,


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Insurers: Good safety record matters more

Having a good record for safety is far more an important factor in reducing premiums for employees’ compensation cover rather than simply relying on a Pay for Safety Scheme in the contract, according to the insurance


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