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West Kowloon Cultural District fund request rebuffed

Danny Chung Government rebuffs West Kowloon Cultural District request for more funds The troubled West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) project will have to make do with its available funds and cut costs by simplifying design of


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Photo story: Saving time, money and hassle with the MTRC’s Beam-and-Winch

                                                                       


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Government defends award of controversial bathing beach project

Danny Chung   Government defends award of controversial bathing beach project The government has defended its decision to proceed with its controversial project at Lung Mei beach in Tai Po as environmentalists threaten a judicial review


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Lawmakers to review $2 billion worth public works

Danny Chung   Lawmakers to review $2 billion worth public works Lawmakers will review funding requests by the government for public works projects totalling nearly HK$2 billion at money-of-the-day (MOD) prices when the Public Works Subcommittee


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Public works worth $3.24 billion awarded in April

Danny Chung   Public works worth $3.24 billion awarded in April Public works contracts worth over HK$3.24 billion were awarded in April by the government and related organisations, mostly for railway and public housing work. According


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Scramble for construction course graduates

Danny Chung   Scramble for construction course graduates With university graduation looming, companies in the construction industry have been making sure of replenishing their staff with new blood, if they have not done so already. Salaries


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Government stands firm on premiums for co-operative sites

Danny Chung The government is standing firm on the requirement to pay premiums should owners of flats built under the civil servants co-operative building society scheme want to redevelop them in cooperation with developers. Speaking at


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Works departments to hire 141 staff in 2013-14

Danny Chung With developers, consultants and contractors all scrambling to increase their headcounts to cope with the increased workload from the public and private sectors, government works departments are also looking add new staff. Hidden away


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Public Works Sub Committee to review HK$24.7 billion for public works

Danny Chung The government will be looking for HK$24.7 billion worth of public funds for some big ticket projects when legislators review funding applications today. The Public Works Subcommittee of the Finance Committee will pore over


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MTR Corp Express Rail facing $3.64 billion unresolved claims

Danny Chung Railway operator MTR Corporation (0066) is facing at least HK$3.64 billion worth of unresolved claims from contractors over additional work and expense for the troubled Express Rail Link. According to a paper compiled by


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