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7,000 jobs could be lost if Hong Kong high-speed rail link is suspended, says MTRC bo
7,000 jobs could be lost if Hong Kong high-speed rail link is suspended, says MTRC boss
From: South China Morning Post
Date: 21/01/16

The MTR Corporation chairman has warned that up to 7,000 people in the construction industry will lose their jobs and Hong Kong’s international reputation will be jeopardised if the high-speed rail link to the mainland is suspended.

Frederick Ma Si-hang’s warning came as a study by the Construction Industry Alliance released on Wednesday estimated that up to 20 per cent of the 400,000 employees in the sector could be thrown out of work if the pan-democrats do not stop blocking the approval of infrastructure projects.

Lawrence Ng San-wa, president of the Hong Kong Construction Sub-contractors Association, said: “Taking into account the family members of these affected employees, the affected people would be as much as 1.4 million.”

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