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CHINA: MULES EMPLOYED TO DO HEAVY LIFTING ON MAJOR HONG KONG CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

It's 'back to the future' in ultra-modern Hong Kong as mules are employed to do the heavy lifting on a major construction project. Hong Kong is taking an environmental friendly approach for the construction of a cable car system on the tourist island of Lantau Island. Six mules from Canada were officially unveiled as the "pack transporters" for the construction of the Tung Chung cable car system on the island. The mules will be carrying heavy construction materials such as cement, timber, sand a...

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Category:Industry Nature / Environment
Reference:9491/04
Tape:9874
Timecode:10:47:26:00 - 10:50:02:05
Duration:00:02:36:05
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Syndication:LIFE!3 2 JUNE 2004 EDIT: L!188
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TapeTimecode:10.47.26 - 10.49.58
OriginalDate:RECENT
Location:HONG KONG, CHINA
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TapeDuration:2.35
Country:China
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(L!3) HONG KONG, CHINA (RECENT) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MULES CARRYING CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL IN SADDLE PADS AND PLASTIC PACK BOXES LED BY THEIR HANDLERS ON HIKING TRAIL (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARCHIE BLAIR, PROJECT MANAGER OF CONTRACTOR MAEDA CORPORATION SAYING: "So they will carry up to 120 kg each, perhaps four or five times a day. Depending on the weather, and depending on what sort of mood they are in because they are animals, and we have to see how they are each day. They have a temperament and that could change from day to day." MULE STRUGGLING WITH HANDLER AND REFUSING TO MOVE TILT DOWN FROM HILL TO MULES ON HIKING TRAIL MTR CORPORATION SPOKESPERSON MAGGIE SO SPEAKING TO REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) MAGGIE SO, MTR CORPORATION SPOKESPERSON SAYING: "By using mules for such transportation purposes, it means we will not have to build roads for trucks and destroy plants in the area. By seeing the mules at work, we can understand more about nature and we think this method is t...

(L!3) HONG KONG, CHINA (RECENT) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MULES CARRYING CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL IN SADDLE PADS AND PLASTIC PACK BOXES LED BY THEIR HANDLERS ON HIKING TRAIL (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARCHIE BLAIR, PROJECT MANAGER OF CONTRACTOR MAEDA CORPORATION SAYING: "So they will carry up to 120 kg each, perhaps four or five times a day. Depending on the weather, and depending on what sort of mood they are in because they are animals, and we have to see how they are each day. They have a temperament and that could change from day to day." MULE STRUGGLING WITH HANDLER AND REFUSING TO MOVE TILT DOWN FROM HILL TO MULES ON HIKING TRAIL MTR CORPORATION SPOKESPERSON MAGGIE SO SPEAKING TO REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) MAGGIE SO, MTR CORPORATION SPOKESPERSON SAYING: "By using mules for such transportation purposes, it means we will not have to build roads for trucks and destroy plants in the area. By seeing the mules at work, we can understand more about nature and we think this method is the best for our environment." VARIOUS OF MULE HANDLERS DEMONSTRATING HOW TO UNLOAD PLASTIC PACK BOX FROM MULE PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES MULE ROLLS IN SAND

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