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  1. Panel urges restart of housing schemes

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... housing to tenants. The motion was passed, with nine votes in support and three against, in the Legislative Council housing panel meeting. The HOS was suspended in 2002 to stabilise the ailing property market at the time. The sale of surplus HOS flats resumed in 2006, but new property is no longer developed. Thomas Chan Chun-yuen, permanent secretary for transport and housing, said ...

  2. Housing Society to buy Blue House

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Housing Society will buy the Blue House cluster of heritage buildings in Wan Chai for HK$18.2 million and then hand ownership to the government, which will oversee their revitalisation. In doing so, the society was making a 'contribution to society', a spokeswoman said. The Development Bureau said yesterday it had received four applications from non-profit ...

  3. Xiamen unveils scheme to boost affordable housing programme

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Municipal authorities in Xiamen, Fujian, have unveiled a housing scheme to widen access to affordable homes, a move in line with efforts to shore up the broader mainland ... according to Gao Shirui of a government office overseeing welfare housing. Affordable housing programmes were introduced on the mainland in 1998 and modelled on public schemes in Hong Kong. ...

  4. Jumping through hoops no easy task

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Written by Sam Spiro When Tarlan Amigh decided to turn her dream of setting up an arts and crafts market in Hong Kong into reality she knew it would be hard work. But she had no idea how hard she would have to work at dealing with government bureaucracy. ...

  5. Relief for retailers

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Housing Authority is to halve shop rents at about 6,000 shops in January and February. Do you think this will encourage The Link Management to heed calls to reduce rents at its mall? Write to us. ...

  6. Redeveloped estate is a green winner

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A redeveloped public housing estate in New Territories West boasts the highest percentage of open green space of its kind in the city. Kwai Chung Estate, housing a population of 40,000, has preserved more than 100 trees on the site and added 160,000 plants, giving it a green coverage of 30 per cent- the highest among all public housing estates. The redevelopment project, ...

  7. Estate residents reveal duplicate keys blunder

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Martin Wong A public housing resident in Tseung Kwan O has discovered that the steel-grille primary door to her flat can be opened by at least four of her fellow residents' keys. The Housing Authority said that it expected duplicate key and lock combinations to occur once in about every 2,000 locks. Stanley Tam Lanny, a district councillor for the Tsui Lam ...

  8. Kaskade

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Natasha Stokes

    ... Natasha Stokes Cliq, Oct 17, 10.30pm After conquering mainstream dance radio with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears remixes, Ryan Raddon has returned to his deep house roots. The San Francisco transplant, who house heads will know as Kaskade, is touring in support of his recently released Strobelite Seduction, a warm, sensuous west coast house record that sees a return to his ...

  9. Hutchison House project wins approval

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Hutchison Whampoa has won the Buildings Department's approval to redevelop its 34-year-old headquarters in Central, Hutchison House, into a 47-storey office building from 23 storeys. The new project, at 10 Harcourt Road, could provide a gross floor area of 493,496 square feet, compared with about 500,000 sqft now. Office rents at Hutchison House average about HK$50 per square ...

  10. Vote for panel to probe move to let ex-housing chief work for developer

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Legislative Council has given initial approval for a panel to investigate the controversial decision to approve the former housing chief taking up a job offer from a property developer. The select committee is likely to invite former housing chief Leung Chin-man and Secretary for Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee to testify during its investigation. Legco's House ...




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