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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung's building bonanza 'could cost Hongkongers' quality of life'

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu

    ... Olga Wong and Yvonne Liu Building boom 'could hurt quality of life' The government's ambitious target for new housing has allowed fresh ideas to flourish, analysts say, ... enough land to meet its goals, a professor of real estate warned that uncertainty could yet undermine the target of building 470,000 new flats in the next decade. A government source said 80 ...

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    Hong Kong may have to import workers to build homes, Leung says

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Dennis Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Dennis Chong Local workforce could struggle to meet rising demand, Leung says, but unionists fear wages would be cut and call for more training FOREIGN LABOUR MIGHT BUILD FLATS The government will have to import foreign labour to build public housing if the construction industry's workforce proves too small to meet growing demand, Chief Executive Leung ...

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    Critics hit back at Leung's plan to attract more visitors

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... and entertainment hub in Kai Tak, and building more hotels and tourism facilities on Lantau Island. Elaborating on his comments, a government source said the study found the city had yet to reach its maximum tourism capacity. The source admitted that accommodation supply was tight but pledged that the government would be cautious in building more hotels. Roy Tam Hoi-pong of Population Policy ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Help for poor as Chief Executive reveals HK$10b spending spree in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Gary Cheung, Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Leung officially endorsed the target of building 470,000 flats in the next decade, set by a high-powered government-appointed panel last year. Leung said 80 sites would be rezoned for housing from green belt or government, institutional and community use, enough to build 89,000 flats. That meant sites had now been identified on which to build 485,000 flats. Critics said the target ...

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    HK$1 billion each for funds to boost recycling and reuse of old landfill sites

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Cheung Chi Fai, FANNY FUNG

    ... "We also want to let the public know that while we can't build homes on restored landfill sites, they can still benefit the community and provide a beautiful environment," he said. ... Yuen Long. Leung also earmarked HK$400 million a year to build and run a network of drop-off recycling stations in 18 districts. The first one, in Sha Tin, is expected to be ready by the middle ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Environment Secretary offers few details on long-term waste plans

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... park were approved by lawmakers in 2009 and 2006 respectively, the rest of the facilities were proposed and developed in the 1990s. "The proposals to build an incinerator [for solid waste] ...

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    New 'East Lantau Metropolis' set to become a core business area

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Sandy Li and Olga Wong

    ... potential for retail development, which will be the primary beneficiary of the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge," he said. "Building American-style outlet malls ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Policy address revives plan for technology bureau

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Staff Reporters

    ... Nations. Despite concerns that the city is becoming overcrowded, the government will not limit tourist inflows, because they contribute to local employment. Instead, it will build more hotels ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Plan for first traditional Chinese medicine hospital unveiled

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 08:05pm

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei A site in Tseung Kwan O previously earmarked for a 500-bed private hospital will be used to build the city’s first Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospital, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced in his policy address on Wednesday. The government will encourage non-government organisations to bid for the operation of this new hospital, said a source from ...

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    Sham Shui Po, Yuen Long empowered to get community works done faster

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 07:45pm

    ... of government departments on issues such as buildings and environmental hygiene regularly. However, government departments would decide on how they wanted to solve the problem, leaving district officers ...




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