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  1. Members question forum's worth

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for discussion, ranging from a review of domestic rent policy and future development of the electricity market to regulation of amusement game centres. A discussion on the mandatory building inspection ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the bridge with customs and immigration checkpoints. The works also involve reclaiming 17 hectares from the sea near the airport off north Lantau and building a 2.3-kilometre sea wall. The plans have been made available for public inspection at government offices. Tsang to take week's holiday Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will be away from Hong Kong on holiday from tomorrow ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    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 ...

  10. Testing body to be set up

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development plan should cover new service areas that should be introduced to meet changing market needs; promotion efforts that would help build overseas firms' awareness and confidence about ... for Testing, Inspection and Certification, said the industry experienced considerable barriers when trying to expand into the mainland, as its test reports were not yet recognised by many authorities ...




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