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Govt lists five reclamation sites for further consultation

Contractors can look forward to more near-shore reclamation work, equivalent to the area of about two West Kowloon Reclamations, if sites proposed by the government get the nod from the public. The government launched Stage 2


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Office conversion plan for Paul Y Centre

Paul Y Centre, where Paul Y Engineering (0577) has its offices, is set for a wholesale conversion to commercial use if a planning application gets approved. In an application submitted late last month, the registered owners


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Leighton Contractors bag SCL Hung Hom job

Australian contractor Leighton Contractors (Asia) has won a major contract for the Shatin to Central Link worth A$656 million (about HK$5.28 billion), barely a month after it secured a major hospital contract from the government. In


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Construction output for 2012 highest since 1998

The value of construction output in Hong Kong for 2012 reached HK$159.6 billion, its best performance since 1998, as the industry continues to fire on all cylinders. According to latest provisional figures from Census and Statistics


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French International School plans green expansion

French International School is planning on expanding its existing Blue Pool Road school campus with a proposed extension nearby. In its planning statement submitted as part of the section 16 planning application last month, the school


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Leighton Contractors bag $2.97 billion hospital project

After what must have been a nail-biting seven month wait, Australian contractor Leighton Contractors (Asia) has bagged a design-and-build contract for Tin Shui Wai Hospital worth HK$2.97 billion. In a press release late last month, Leighton


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Swire Properties adjusted underlying profit surges 59%

Swire Properties (1972), the real estate arm of conglomerate Swire Pacific (0019), saw its adjusted underlying profit for 2012 surge by 59 percent to HK$6.93 billion thanks to sales at its AZURA residential project in Hong


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NWS consortium wins Wong Chuk Hang hospital site

A consortium including listed infrastructure company NWS Holdings (0659) has won a tender to develop a private hospital in Wong Chuk Hang in Aberdeen. The Food and Health Bureau announced yesterday that it had awarded the


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Lawmakers to study reprovisioning Yau Ma Tei police station

Legislators will meet Friday to study the government’s proposals to reprovision Yau Ma Tei police station to allow construction of the proposed Central Kowloon Route (CKR). According to a paper submitted by the Transport and Housing


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Excel Concrete wins $7.5 million damages over Yau Tong site

Concrete producer Excel Concrete has won damages of nearly HK$7.5 million over a failed attempt to lease a piece of land in Yau Tong for use as a concrete batching plant. In a written judgement released


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