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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Longer wait for flats on the cards amid building shortfall

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... waiting time' pledge again soon," he said. But critics were pessimistic. "The chief executive pledged to build an average of 20,000 public rental flats each year [between 2013 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557701/expect-longer-waits-flats-amid-shortfall-well-catch-soon-says-housing
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Failure to attract tenants underscores the fallout from a record credit-fuelled investment spree Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's Manhattan The mainland's plan to build a replica Manhattan is taking shape against a backdrop of vacant office towers and unfinished hotels, underscoring the risks to a slowing economy from the investment boom. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government ‘will not withdraw’ HK$120b new towns building plan that sparked Legco storming

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... building on Friday, clashing with police as they tried to force their way into a Finance Committee meeting where members debated a HK$340 million interim funding request. Speaking in a television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533273/development-chief-paul-chan-says-controversial-new-town-project
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Further hurdle for government's plan to build 470,000 flats

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Further hurdle ahead for flats plan A new obstacle has been thrown in front of government plans to build 470,000 flats in the next decade. Kwun Tong district councillors yesterday threatened to oppose proposals to rezone nine sites in Kwun Tong to accommodate thousands of public and private flats unless they received more information on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511457/further-hurdle-governments-plan-build-470000-flats
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Build eco-tourism resort on Lamma, not tower blocks: conservationists

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... situation," added Chan, who has been a resident of the northwestern town of Yung Shue Wan for more than four years. The government's plan is to build 1,200 private flats and 700 Home Ownership ... about the project emerged, that some wanted to return. About 30 of them applied to build small houses as they believed the hotel would make this village a resort." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510723/conservationists-urge-eco-tourism-resort-replace-planned-lamma
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop plan to build more flats

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Olga Wong

    ... to community. "We are very disappointed," said Shau Kei Wan concern group convenor Lee Joi-tung. "Building flats in such a tiny space is to achieve a political target instead ... with a "pencil-like" building would block the neighbourhood's air flow. But the Planning Department said the development would not block the sea breeze. A Town Planning Board spokesman said most members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508596/shau-kei-wan-residents-fail-stop-plan-build-more-flats
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Housing chief admits land shortfall in plan to build 200,000 public rental flats

    Posted May 05th 2014, 01:59pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Transport and housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung today confirmed that the land available for public rental flats falls short of the official target to build 200,000 apartments over ... to meet its ambitious home-building targets. The report also said that in 2012 the government already projected the average waiting time for public rental flats will extend to five years in 2020 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504934/housing-chief-admits-land-shortfall-plan-build-200000-public-rental
  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' for China and Argentina on visit to Buenos Aires

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... Electroingenieria won contracts last year to build the two dams, which will have a combined generating capacity of 1,740 megawatts. The bank also granted a US$2.1 billion loan to finance a long-delayed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556670/xi-jinping-hails-new-horizons-china-and-argentina-visit-buenos-aires
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... review into whether the buildings should have heritage protection. But planning and lands officials say the picturesque Lantau homes are not in danger of being knocked down to make way ... over the water- are zoned as a low-density residential area. In contrast, the site of the Tai O Heritage Hotel, a grade two historic building, is zoned as "preserved for cultural, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Yvonne Liu

    ... to build a 25-storey office building at 101-102 Wan Chai Road in April. Two office and residential buildings with shops had been on the site, and it is surrounded by commercial buildings. Yet ... of nearby office buildings. Surveyor Albert So Chun-hin said the government should trust market forces. "Developers are sensitive to market demand," So said. "Even if the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544390/policy-slant-towards-housing-infringing-rights-developers

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