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Gov’t endorses land supply options

The Government fully endorses the eight land supply options proposed by the Task Force on Land Supply to address land shortage in Hong Kong. Secretary for Development Michael Wong today held a press conference on the


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Rail inquiry scope expanded

The Chief Executive in Council today approved the expansion of the terms of reference for the rail inquiry team following the recent discovery of additional construction problems at the Shatin to Central Link. The Commission of Inquiry


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Central-Wan Chai Bypass to fully open

The Central-Wan Chai Bypass will be fully commissioned at 7am on February 24, after the completion of works for joining the bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link to the Rumsey Flyover westbound. Upon the bypass’ full


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Tai Po site sold

The tender for a Tai Po residential site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $6.309 billion, the Lands Department announced today. Located at the junction of Yau King Lane and


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Retender for Yuen Long footbridge after initial cost debacle

There will be a fresh tender to redetermine the cost of a Yuen Long footbridge that initially cost HK$1.7 billion. The 540-meter elevated footbridge will be connected to Long Ping Station. “We intend to initiate parallel


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Bridge construction quality assured

The late submission of Request for Inspection & Survey Checking (RISC) forms for works relating to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’s link road does not involve quality issues, the Highways Department said. The department added that before


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Despite huge debt, Sri Lanka seeks $1 billion from China to finance highway project

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka is negotiating a $1 billion loan from China to construct a highway linking the capital, Colombo, to the hilly resort city of Kandy, even as the heavily-indebted South Asian island nation makes


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Tenders for Kai Tak site rejected

The Government has rejected all nine tenders received for the purchase of a non-industrial site in Kai Tak, the Lands Department announced today. It said the tendered premiums did not meet the Government’s reserve price for


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93K flats forecast

The projected private flat supply for the next three to four years is 93,000 units, unchanged from the previous estimate. The Transport & Housing Bureau today said there were 9,000 unsold units in completed projects at


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Malaysia scraps multibillion dollar China-backed rail project

KUALA LUMPUR – A multibillion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high. Malaysia has in recent months suspended several major projects


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