Thursday, October 23, 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   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
Students may not agree to further talks with govt (10-22 19:00)
Customs seize HK$10 million illicit cigarettes (10-22 18:02)
Kenny G visit protests (10-22 17:12)
Scuffles break out in Mongkok (10-22 16:57)
Protest against CE's remarks (10-22 16:32)
Tensions mount again in Mongkok (10-22 16:25)
No end in sight for protests after talks (10-22 13:14)
Students to discuss way forward on reform (10-22 13:06)
Students urged to rethink 'destructive tactics' (10-22 13:05)
Netizens lampoon government negotiators (10-22 13:02)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.