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1956 Operation reclamation

1956 Operation reclamation

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A floating gantry crane aids in constructing one of the sea walls which will retain the water during the expansion work on the runway at HK's Kaiak Airport. The expansion program is necessary because the present runway is too short for modern airlines. (Source: United Press)

‚ÄčNote Ma Tau Kok Gas Works in the back.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1956