$448m student housing boost

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 June, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 June, 2000, 12:00am

Funding totalling $448 million was approved to provide about 2,400 students with hostel places in three tertiary institutes. Some $355 million was set aside for City University to provide 1,400 places at its Cornwall Street hostel project. A further $50 million will go to the Chinese University for conversion of staff residences into 590 hostel places, and $43 million to the Hong Kong Institute of Education to convert staff quarters into 500 places.