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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Officials once planned to build 'mini Hong Kong' in Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Gary Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... building a "mini Hong Kong" in the Pearl River Delta but the idea was ditched shortly after being raised, two sources told the South China Morning Post yesterday. Under the proposal, which could have cost hundreds of billions of dollars, the Hong Kong government would have rented 100 hectares of land in Nansha, Guangzhou to build a new town with its own industries, public ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plan to build luxury home on Peak green belt site on hold after complaints

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Plans to build luxury house on green-belt site delayed after public opposition to a swap involving neighbouring historic mansion Hutchison deal for Peak home on hold Hutchison Whampoa has put on hold plans to build a luxury house at a government-owned green-belt site on The Peak after neighbours voiced their opposition and district ...

  3. 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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Government will ask for HK$227 million to study where to build them, and how many Bureau to look into creating new islands A HK$227 million study on building artificial islands in central Hong Kong waters- including the East Lantau Metropolis proposed by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in January- is slated to start in three months. The study ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out, says development chief Paul Chan

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out Development chief Paul Chan Mo-po stoked a fresh row over the future of country parks yesterday, saying the government would not rule out building in protected areas to develop Lantau Island. Speaking after the first meeting of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, Chan said the government would ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Repulse Bay building has plenty of development potential

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Repulse Bay building has plenty of potential A 60-year-old residential building in Repulse Bay is expected to attract keen attention for its redevelopment ... appointed agency Knight Frank to handle the tender, which closes March 31. The total saleable area of the existing building is about 14,583 sq ft. But under the land lease and zoning provisions, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Sai Kung adventure centre accused of building illegal structures

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 10:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... But the Christian non-profit group that runs the 30-year-old Tolo Adventure Centre water sports facility at the centre of the row in western Hoi Ha says it is being unjustly victimised. Building work ... plan limits building heights to one storey. The centre's vice-chairman, Kung Chi-fu, defended the development, saying they were only restoring the original structure, which was falling ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rail delay rocks culture hub plan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by ADA LEE AND VIVIENNE CHOW

    ... A spokeswoman for the cultural district authority said it would work with the MTR and the government to assess the impact of the railway delay on its plans. Construction of the first building ... Foster. The idea of building a cluster of state-of-the-art performance venues on reclaimed land at West Kowloon was first touted in 1998.   ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    HK$1.6b redevelopment project planned for To Kwa Wan

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:41pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com HK$1.6 billion plan to redevelop run-down block of flats follows suggestion from owner Urban renewal, at your request A nine-storey building on To Kwa Wan Road will be redeveloped into a new block with 150 flats if more than 80 per cent of the building owners agree with a proposal by the Urban Renewal Authority. The 1,200 sq metre site at 68A to 70C involves 129 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

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

    ... shall continue to vote no to the funding request. "I don't think it is a big deal if the project is delayed for several years. Maybe the costs will drop if we build it after the building boom in the next few years." According to the bureau's projections, the project could cost HK$4.2 billion more if delayed for a further three years. Expanding existing roads ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town of 90,000 planned for rural Yuen Long areas

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Leung Chun-ying announced in his policy address last year a plan to build 8,700 flats above the two railway properties. The study found 12 nearby sites for development. Under the plan, the 14 sites with a total area of 152 hectares would be used to build about 33,700 flats, with public and private housing each accounting for half. Together they are expected to house a population ...




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