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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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BMT bags Shatin-Central Link risk contract

Engineering consultant BMT Group has bagged a consultancy contract on the Shatin to Central Link railway project currently under construction by the railway operator MTRC (0066). In a statement issued last month, BMT Asia Pacific, a


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Engineer Shortage

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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Want a big expat package?

Hong Kong’s high standard of living means fewer perks for pampered foreigners   Foreign professionals in Hong Kong seem to have it all – a city boasting great transport links, a standard of living that is


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