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  1. Building Department approves 12 building plans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 5.55pm: The Buildings Department said on Wednesday it had approved 12 building plans in May- four on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. ... services developments. In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 17 building projects that, when complete, will provide 185,609 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, ...

  2. Jobs boost amid building spree

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's urbanisation projects and demand for iconic housing. 'Hong Kong architects and construction firms are extremely efficient at building effective quality living space,' says ...

  3. Time to give us the buildings we need

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Debate among architects about whether buildings should be 'interesting' or 'good' is long-running and heated. Japan's Arata Isozaki, who is helping revitalise ... thought into building with the everyday needs of people in mind. With recent governments prone to making grand - and pricey - statements with public infrastructure projects, it is a matter ...

  4. Building up a bright future

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of GDP to public building and improvement projects. The central government said in its 12th Five-Year Plan that it will continue the trend of increasing spending. Under the Closer Economic ...

  5. We need to protect great outdoors of Lantau, not build a new 'metropolis'

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recognised that communities and older buildings need to be conserved rather than torn apart, does not inspire confidence. None of this indicates the vision and balance required to construct ...

  6. Fund to spend HK$1b building 20 blocks in Macau

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong-based Telok Real Estate Partners plans to spend a projected HK$1 billion over the next three years building up to 20 small- to medium-sized residential ... is to be completed,' said Telok partner Philip Pang. Each of the development projects involves building 30 or more flats of between 400 and 600 square feet in size, and requiring a total investment of about ...

  7. Building blocks of the future

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Basically, to be approved, the architecture has to work around and within the regulations and demands of developers, which reduces creativity. In other places, you look at buildings and you can see ...

  8. Health warning as pollutants build in delta fish

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the water and sediment of the Pearl River Delta contained many heavy metal and organic pollutants. 'The pollutants will build up in marine animals,' Guo was quoted as saying ...

  9. Modern buildings drive Guangdong's rebirth

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com As factories move out of the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong province will shed its image as home to polluting manufacturing plants and see buildings of increasingly sophisticated design replace the factories. In Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital, existing office buildings and retail malls still lag behind Shanghai and Beijing in design ...

  10. Build on both our strengths, Shenzhen urges

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong and Shenzhen were meant to complement each other rather than compete, Shenzhen's Communist Party chief said yesterday in Hong Kong, urging greater investment in the proposed Qianhai district across the bor ...




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