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This was done in 4 years, which is bad (i guess) considering the rate at which Dubai did their reclamations (Palm Islands, World etc.). But Hong Kong is still a much better city (and pays more attention to detail).
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This was done in 4 years, which is bad (i guess) considering the rate at which Dubai did their reclamations (Palm Islands, World etc.). But Hong Kong is still a much better city (and pays more attention to detail).
They've only just covered up the underpass beneath the reclaimed lands they they built using cut-and-cover. There's still a lot to go.
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Loss of internet blamed on cable cut by bypass diggers
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Hong Kong Telecom (6823) has blamed the contractor responsible for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass for causing a breakdown in services to 17,650 commercial and personal users on Friday by damaging cables.

In a preliminary report yesterday, the SAR's leading telecom services provider claimed China State Construction Engineering (HK) damaged three cross-harbor fiber cable routings in Causeway Bay typhoon shelter at about 3:45pm on Friday.

By Hong Kong Telecom count, about 9,000 active commercial broadband and 4,500 One Communications customers were affected.

The company also said 4,000 consumer broadband customers in the west of the New Territories suffered a slowdown and that 150 NowTV customers were impacted.

Some securities brokers also said they noticed access was slow and that some customers had needed to call in their orders during the last few minutes of trading on Friday.

Others affected included the new Government Headquarters in Admiralty as well as commercial users from Central to Quarry Bay, the south side of Hong Kong Island and Tung Chung.

Hong Kong Telecom diverted network traffic through redundant routings, and by 7:15pm more than 90 percent of commercial and residential broadband services had been restored.

The office of the Communications Authority received 16 complaints.

Hong Kong Telecom intends to file a claim for damages against China State Construction.

A spokeswoman for that company, which is part of state-owned China State Construction International (3311), declined to comment yesterday.
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Harbour wreckage very likely Hong Kong’s most famous military ship, HMS Tamar, report finds
A marine archaeologist will be commissioned to confirm identity of scuttled vessel and determine its heritage value
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Wreckage found during harbour dredging in Wan Chai in 2014 is very likely the remains of HMS Tamar, Hong Kong’s most famous military ship, which was scuttled by the British navy in 1941 to prevent her from falling into Japanese hands, according to a belated government-commissioned preliminary study.

However, without the ship’s bell, name plate or other unique identifier, the identity of the vessel, 40 metres long, 11 metres wide and two metres high, cannot be confirmed pending further investigations, the report said.

The preliminary assessment of the metal object, commissioned by the Civil Engineering and Development Department in March 2015, was finally published on Tuesday, 18 months after its completion in September 2015.

The department said it would shortly commission a marine archaeologist to conduct a detailed investigation to ascertain the wreckage’s identity and heritage value.

The wreckage, described in the report as “clearly the remains of large sunken ship”, was discovered by a government contractor in late 2014 about 6.5 metres under the seabed during dredging works near the old Wan Chai Ferry Pier.

It was moved 100 metres from its original location to allow waterfront reclamation and development to continue for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.

The report by SDA Marine, an international specialist consultancy, showed 777 artefacts were found as of April 30, 2015, of which 238 were scrap iron ballast known as “kentledge” and the other 539 pieces were “special finds”, including copper alloy items, iron objects, ceramic tiles and pottery vessels.

One of the most significant discoveries was a copper alloy replica of a Royal Navy commodore’s pennant (flag), it said.

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A few aerials of the space taken on 10/25 :

DJI_0311 by Egg Jeffrey, on Flickr

DJI_0305 by Egg Jeffrey, on Flickr
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