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  1. Plea for swift action to clear buildings mess

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... is that adding glass windows on a balcony is not necessarily an offence... I was not informed by the Buildings Department that I have an illegal structure other than two which were removed within 20 days.' He said he was not above the law and would make any changes demanded by the Buildings Department. Last night a spokesman for the department said staff had inspected the flat and would ...

  2. Tsang not following up on ministers' structures

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lawmakers were told yesterday that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will not check to see if his ministers have complied with building rules, as he ... to check if their properties had illegal structures after a string of public figures and officials were named as contravening building regulations. Tang's illegal basement of over 2,000 sq ft ...

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    More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... "livelihood is no trivial matter". The high importance he attached to the daily living of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is commendable. Although building lifts is not as grand as the 10 infrastructure projects pushed by former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Leung's blueprint will also require significant expenditure. The initial spending on inspection and design is expected ...

  4. Tsang agrees to remove structure

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... an authorised person to inspect the premises and follow up with the Buildings Department. 'To put all things beyond doubt, I have instructed the authorised person to dismantle the existing glass ... things beyond doubt'. His decision came after the Buildings Department sent him a letter asking him to 'take the initiative to remove the large glass panels... or appoint an authorised ...

  5. Tsang unveils home building plans for poor

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the initial market price. To address the problem as related to young people, Tsang said the government would help build hostels for single youths. Baptist University's associate professor ...

  6. Providing land to build 40,000 flats a year offers would-be buyers hope

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... managing director of Landscope Surveyors, welcomed the government plan to build up a larger land reserve. 'If the government makes land reserves available and can release it on the market ...

  7. Tang admits having illegal structures

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... worked inside 7 York Road as saying the wine cellar was secretly built with a hidden entrance somewhere in the house. A plan of the property kept by the Buildings Department since 2002 does not show a structure under the house. A spokesman for the department said they would arrange a site inspection as soon as possible. Asked by the newspaper last October if such a structure existed, ...

  8. Petition delivered in move to block high-rises at historic site

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Road available for community use instead of building two residential high-rise blocks. They hope the 1,018 signatures will instead help to persuade the board to turn it into a park ... land application list and developers will be permitted to build two 43-storey residential blocks there. The Central and Western Concern Group handed out the petition in Staunton Street last ...

  9. 3 hostels serving mainland mums may face charges

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for nearby housing,' he said. Using premises as a hostel or guest house without a licence is a breach of the Building Management Ordinance, Tsang said, vowing to step up inspection of the areas ...

  10. Officials fan out across the city for cleanup day

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... swine flu. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen inspected Pei Ho Market in Sham Shui Po and handed out hygiene packs containing masks, a towel, hand gel and wet tissues. Mr Tang then looked ... Tsang, wearing a mask, rolled up his sleeves to distribute bottles of bleach to people on the street. After the inspection, Mr Tang said: 'Though we have just overcome the first hit ...




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