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  1. Garley Building owner to sell redeveloped premises

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The company is redeveloping the building, which was heavily damaged in a tragic fire in 1996, into a 12-storey Ginza-style shopping mall. It was seeking about $1 billion, or about $9,000 per sqft, ... Despite strong redevelopment merit and keen interest from majority owner China Resources Enterprise, which owned about 68 per cent in undivided shares before the fire, the building went through ...

  2. Central government to scrap housing demolition regulation

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and redevelopment compensation, which is expected to replace the highly controversial regulation, introduced in July 2001. Quoting the deputy director of the Legal Affairs Office, Hao Fengtao, Xinhua said ... of 'compensation first before demolition begins'. It would help address many of the public grievances over redevelopment projects in which regional governments often collude with developers to force ...

  3. Residents refusing to sell complain of harassment

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... asking why all these things only happened after the building was targeted for demolition and redevelopment.' Wong urged the government to bring in tighter controls to ensure residents could negotiate deals with developers in fair circumstances. 'The government likes to boast that people's living standards will be improved after redevelopment of old buildings,' Wong said. ...

  4. Beijing moves to tighten rules on home requisitions

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The State Council has released a draft regulation on home requisitions and redevelopment compensation for wider consultation in a landmark move to address growing public ... county level and above governments can give the go-ahead to redevelopment projects if at least 90 per cent of homeowners agree. And developers must obtain two thirds of the yes vote from ...

  5. letters

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Renee Chau Lai-yee, Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College Strike a balance in redevelopment Hong Kong is losing its legacy. Modernisation has changed the city. Skyscrapers ... priority when planning redevelopment projects. Tammy Ma Yuen-ying Food safety is of utmost importance I am writing in response to the article 'Cooking oil trouble on a large scale' (Young ...

  6. Killer fire exposes buildings hazard

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Olga Wong

    ... dies in disasters. We need more comprehensive inspection of these buildings, and redevelopment in the long run.' Cheung Kok-pun, a University of Hong Kong professor studying fire safety ... in these buildings. In October, when it announced new policies to convert and redevelop industrial buildings, the Development Bureau said non-compliant uses were widespread. ...

  7. New women's prison promotes green living, better rehabilitation

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... housing 182 men before the HK$1.5 billion redevelopment project started in April 2007. The institute uses advanced technology for locks and closed-circuit television. A better ventilation system, ...

  8. Tighter rules on home demolition under way

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on the acquisition of homes and redevelopment compensation to replace the controversial housing demolition regulation introduced in 2001. The office did not specify a time frame for the new regulation to go ... the developers announced their intention to redevelop the land for the upgrade of a nearby waterway only three months ago. No agreement on compensation had been reached. Violent confrontations over ...

  9. Demolition rules under scrutiny after self-immolation case

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... signatories, said the regulation gave the government too much power. While noting that most redevelopment projects were well intentioned, Jiang warned: 'If such projects fail to strike a balance ...

  10. Odd-job man perishes in Mong Kok fire

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Ng

    ... Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng Police and fire officers are working to find the cause of a fire that broke out in an old building earmarked for redevelopment, claiming the life of a 59-year-old man. The man's charred body was found in the toilet of a groundfloor hardware shop in the Mong Kok building, 90 per cent of which has been bought up by an agency acting for Henderson Land ...




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