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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong Lands Department to review procedures after official buys 13 plots in area she oversees and wins right to build homes from board she sits on Row over official's property deal The Lands Department will review its declaration-of-interest procedures after it was revealed a senior official overseeing Yuen Long had bought 13 plots of land ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... But the Transport Department said the city's urban areas were "usually narrow and crowded with frequent loading and unloading activities" so it would be difficult to free up space for cycle ... bicycles as a transport mode in urban areas," a spokeswoman said. The department was, however, making an effort to make new towns more bicycle-friendly, she said. Transport analyst Dr Hung ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Occupy Central movement may shorten new-towns hearing

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:22am by Olga Wong

    ... the previous record of 28,000 received for plans to rezone and develop the former campus of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education on Renfrew Road in Kowloon Tong earlier this year. The hearing will be broadcast online for the first time, a Planning Department spokeswoman said. A total of 37 days have been reserved for the hearing, which will start next Wednesday and end ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town planners had 'no choice' but to rezone Science Park site

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... members 'questioned' the Innovation and Technology Commission and relevant government departments … but the departments did not provide a single document supporting the new plan ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    So Lo Pun villagers protest against unfair land treatment

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... A spokesman for the Planning Department would not comment on the clearance but said officers were still barred from entering Tai Ho village. So Lo Pun does not have road access. It was inhabited ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Land premium demand may sink URA's Central Market project

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Olga Wong

    ... the Buildings Department, which required the conversion to comply with its rules on sustainable design and fire safety. A spokeswoman for the authority said the Lands Department was now asking it to pay ... Department to propose the premium amount. A Lands Department spokeswoman declined to comment on whether it would be a nominal fee. Under the Central Market's new design, as advised by Japanese ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lack of rail link for new towns development questioned

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Wong asked. The Highways Department's chief engineer for railway development, Chan Cheuk-ming, said the Queen's Hill development had not been considered in drawing up the northeast ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plea to reject airport runway impact study

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the director not to approve the report, which she said was "substandard". Tang Kin-fai, assistant director of environmental protection, said the department and the council had both adhered ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New rules may revolutionise waterfront

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... the body could ease existing problems created by multiple government departments running waterfront sites, Brooke said: "We believe what we have suggested will deliver a much improved ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government official 'preferred choice' to lead harbourfront authority

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Olga Wong

    ... of at least 10 departments. A law for the new authority is expected to be drafted by June next year. Chairman of think tank Land Watch and former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat said appointing an official ... team would work under the direction of the board, which is expected to be made up of district representatives, professionals and related officials, for example from the Marine Department. Other ...




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