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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out Development officials have trimmed the cost of a new border crossing point by just 1.2 per cent, effectively ... of the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point. The Legislative Council's Finance Committee originally approved HK$16.25 billion for the checkpoint in 2012. But the government late last year asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1476739/big-cuts-cost-border-crossing-ruled-out
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong, Macau struggle with their identity as cross-border cities

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Research into frontier cities finds they and their twins over the border have complementary strengths but fight for their 'authenticity' Hong Kong ... a cross-border city. The three-year, multimillion-dollar project started in 2012 and is split into three chapters, with the one about Macau and its relationship to Zhuhai being the second one. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455099/hong-kong-macau-struggle-their-identity-cross-border-cities
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border costs blow out by HK$8.5 billion

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 03:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Development Bureau says rising construction costs are behind call for more funds, and stands by its method of estimating project costs Border project costs blow out by HK$8.5 billion Taxpayers are being asked to stump up an additional HK$8.5 billion for the building of a new eastern border crossing. Blaming mainly a surge in construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1393371/liantang-heung-yuen-wai-border-costs-blow-out-hk85-billion
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... between visitors and locals seen in the border area he represents unless "urgent" action is taken to improve its transport and tourist facilities. Residents of towns such as Sheung Shui ... capacity". The group's ideas included adding a station to the Airport Express line to serve border crossing facilities at the end of the bridge and building two new MTR stations in Tung Chung. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452652/urgent-action-needed-avoid-conflict-lantau
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government to launch HK$227m study into building man-made islands

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... area stretches from northern Tsing Yi in the north to the sea border in the south and the waters between Hong Kong Island in the east and Lantau Island in the west. The aim is to identify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451923/government-launch-hk227m-study-building-man-made-islands
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Doubts over housing plan as another district council objects to rezoning

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by Olga Wong

    ... Shui Po District Council last week objected to rezoning a green site on the border of Lion Rock Country Park. In February, the department told Tai Po District Council it would give up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448177/doubts-over-housing-plan-another-district-council-objects-rezoning
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Entry restrictions lifted on border villages in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Special permits no longer needed to visit six communities nestled inside former 'bulwark' Entry restrictions on six villages near the border were lifted yesterday ... parts of the fish pond were ecologically valuable and might deserve protection.   Restrictions lifted on border villages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1257997/restrictions-lifted-border-villages
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Cross-border rail still on track, bureau insists

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Despite costly construction delays, officials still insist that railway will be completed in 2015 Cross-border rail still on track: bureau More than $1 billion in compensation has been paid to contractors of the cross-border express project because of unexpected changes in building the controversial HK$$67 billion railway. This was disclosed in the Transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1244566/cross-border-rail-still-track-bureau-insists
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    If Hong Kong country parks are built up, go to mainland for leisure, government adviser suggests

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:35am by Fanny W.Y. Fung and Olga Wong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Olga Wong Surveyor Kaizer Lau stokes debate by suggesting Hongkongers cross border to escape city life No country parks? Relax on mainland, adviser says The mainland ... "Hongkongers are free to travel to the mainland. "Since the mainland opened up more than 30 years ago, many locals from the middle and lower classes have crossed the border for leisure, to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425899/government-adviser-says-mainland-space-option-city-parks
  10. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Banks get green light for 2b yuan in cross-border loans for Qianhai

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 09:48am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Cross-border deals signal relaxation of Beijing's tight controls and offer major opportunities in bid to create 'Manhattan of Pearl River Delta' Qianhai cross-border loan scheme starts with 2b yuan Fifteen banks in Hong Kong were granted permission yesterday to offer a combined 2 billion yuan (HK$2.49 billion) in loans to companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1137716/qianhai-cross-border-loan-scheme-starts-2b-yuan

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