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  1. Market forces

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A plan to redevelop the wet market in Central has moved a step closer with plans being submitted to the Town Planning Board. But should it be protected as part of Hong Kong's intangible heritage? Send us your views. ...

  2. News - China

    Philippines denounces China’s plans to board ships

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 03:57pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippines has denounced Chinese plans to search ships sailing through what Beijing says is its territory in the South China Sea in the latest irritant between the countries. The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday that the plans should be condemned by the international community because they violate maritime domains of countries ...

  3. Tourism Board urged to review marketing plan

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Tourism Board has been urged to review its marketing strategies, with the Director of Audit doubting the effectiveness of a number of heavily subsidised events that failed ... WinterFest and the Lunar New Year night parade, which received funding totalling HK$57.7 million last year. The board's surveys showed the number of visitors fell short of targets for some ...

  4. Planning ahead for public housing must include developing the New Territories

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Home Ownership Scheme altogether. This has led to great hardship, caused by unaffordable housing, for a large section of our community. As a former member of both the Town Planning Board ... and will result in lost opportunities. Filling in Victoria Harbour is not the solution, either. The government must be aware that proper town planning should be for not less than 25, and up to 50, years. ...

  5. News - China

    Philippines queries China on order to board vessels

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 09:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines has asked China to clarify reports Beijing ordered its navy to board and interdict foreign ships entering its claimed territories ... department spokesman Raul Hernandez told reporters. “We would like China to immediately clarify its reported plans to interdict ships that enter what it considers its territory in the South China ...

  6. Storage move brings call for long-term plan

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... A senior Town Planning Board member, who requested anonymity, said the logistics industry had raised the issue of more storage space over the years but the government had not handled the problem ... Helen Wu and Olga Wong The government has been urged to devise a long-term planning strategy to meet increasing demand for cargo storage space after a dozen New Territories sites were ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... Mark Valencia Mark Valencia hails the maritime initiative, given the rancour among nations on South China Sea Planned joint exercise shows Asean can set aside differences and lead on security Asean defence chiefs agreed earlier this month to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the strategic Malacca Strait next year. While that may not seem exactly earth-shaking, ...

  8. Arts hub board needs chance to prove itself

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday move it forward. But the way ahead is bound to be far from smooth. Planning decisions will attract intense interest and debate. A heavy responsibility therefore falls upon the 15 members of the community named as foundation members of the authority's board. Given the project's troubled history, the personnel of the board will be subject to careful public scrutiny. The government ...

  9. Ink museum plan came from study of culture policies

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... important that the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) protect existing natural areas? We have had the nonsense of the Stanley Park project and the Town Planning Board is to decide whether ... 'Minister announces plan to create city of gardens' (November 8) is good news. Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung deserves credit for focusing her initiative ...

  10. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was revealed that Town Planning Board approval had been given for the project six years ago and had been twice renewed. Part of this approval demanded a satisfactory master landscape plan ... regulations were changed last June and now the names of applicants for developments have to be included. But all past proposals remain secret. The Town Planning Board insists it cannot name the site ...




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