Friday, October 31, 2014   

Funding request for new border crossing cleared
(05-05 14:12)

The government has narrowly cleared an initial hurdle for a HK$8.2 billion request to cover cost-overruns on a new border crossing.
Twelve legislators on the Legislative Council's Development Panel voted in support of the funding request for the control point at Heung Yuen Wai, while 11 opposed it.
The panel rejected the request in January and the government re-tabled the item after reducing the cost by HK$350 million.
Many lawmakers were unhappy that the total price was still 50 percent higher than the HK$16.3 billion approved back in 2012.
The matter will now go to the Council's Public Works Subcommittee for discussion. But the leader of the Liberal Party, lawmaker James Tien, said he was against this. --RTHK   
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