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Threats to flight safety

Old 21st Nov 2014, 01:57
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Threats to flight safety

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Threats to flight safety as upgrade drags on - The Standard
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 02:27
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Maybe they can use the ballroom in CAD complex as a crisis centre until this new system gets up and running?

Don't worry, this CAD has the big picture in mind, by the time this one is running, it will already be a decade old and outdated, and inadequate for a three runway airport, then they can go to tender for its replacement! A cunning plan if i do say so... Baldrick.

Just think of all the little nicities coming their way when they get to tender again! Little red envelopes raining down like confetti at a Disney parade! Also by that stage all the pesky expensive questioning gweilos would have been replaced by yes men, and those pesky auditors are sent to deal directly with Beijing, it will be 'business as usual!'
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 03:07
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Among the auditor's targets were toilets and shower facilities in the director-general's office and equipment elsewhere in the complex.The department had spent HK$97 million on furniture and equipment up to May this year.
It's good to see that they have their priorities right.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 03:10
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$97 million on furniture and equipment... Must be some really expensive equipment. Oh wait, its outdated already... Guess they are going to be needing another $300million after another audit.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 05:52
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Me too but actually it's more of the same. The Regulatory Authority who should be 'on the case' as far as Cathay's 'race to the bottom' goes, obviously has more important fish to fry!
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 08:09
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And a 1,500sqm expansion area for use after 2025 has remained vacant space.
Great journalism. This comment will make more sense in 2026.....
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Old 22nd Nov 2014, 15:08
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My college can say it much better than me.
It looks like "The Queen of the Desert" will bring down the DG with her ridiculous mirrored dancing room. Let's hope she gets dragged down too.
He may not have been everybody's favourite but at least he tried to progress CAD as one of the few Government Departments that was moving with a rapidly expanding industry.
His problem was the absolutely archaic bureaucracy that the Government operates under but at the same time the Bureau expects Departments to "get creative" when it comes to providing their services within guidelines which are more like a hangover from 1850's British Army regulations.
Well, he got creative, built a new HQ that did all the myriad of things the Bureau expected it to, but unfortunately the engineers bought a Sham Shui Po Special radar system to put in it.
What they actually got was like a 3rd time hand-me-down pair of old shoes from the 1990s, tarted up a bit with some coloured laces and some new polish. But with holes in the bottom. And nobody knows how they're constructed. Great.
Yes, the buck should stop with DG but if you think things are bad now, wait til we return to the dark ages once the dust settles. Better drag out the carbon paper and pencil sharpeners.
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