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Chinese takeaway


With reference to Hong Kong's West Rail taking six years to plan/design/construct (NCE 8 January), what are the lessons for the UK, both for the government and the Civil Service, to get our own island's infrastructure improvements up and running?

Presumably such lessons include financing, planning approval, political will, management, foresight and where we need to be in 20/30/40 years time, etc. Could someone from Hong Kong spell these out for us in the UK please?

John Franklin (F), Chilterns, 11 The Ridings, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 5BN

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