Monday, November 30, 2015   

Rail link delay under probe
(06-25 13:14)

The Legislative Council has agreed to set up a select committee to look into the two-year delay of the construction of the express rail link to Guangzhou.
This came after 23 pan-democrats filed a joint petition demanding for an in-depth investigation.
The committee will not have the power to summon witnesses. But Democratic Party lawmaker, Wu Chi-wai, believes they can rely on information provided by the MTR Corporation to get to the bottom of the issue and find out who should be held responsible.
Wu expects the entire probe to last for at least six months.
The MTRC announced two months ago that the HK$67 billion high speed railway project would be delayed by at least two years and would not commence operation until 2017.
The news sparked a massive public outcry and raised concerns that the government had colluded with the railway company to cover up the delay. --RTHK   
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