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  1. Tsang unveils home building plans for poor

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the initial market price. To address the problem as related to young people, Tsang said the government would help build hostels for single youths. Baptist University's associate professor ...

  2. Providing land to build 40,000 flats a year offers would-be buyers hope

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... managing director of Landscope Surveyors, welcomed the government plan to build up a larger land reserve. 'If the government makes land reserves available and can release it on the market ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. An opportunity to build bridges to Beijing

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A visit is being brokered by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to take some lawmakers to the earthquake zone in Sichuan. The aim, ostensibly, is to familiarise lawmakers with the situation in the devastated province. However, Mr Tsang is no doubt also ...

  5. Pedder Building owner welcomes proposal

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The owner of a historic building has welcomed moves by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to encourage heritage protection in the private sector. But Ian Fok Chun-wan said the government should make preservation of older buildings more feasible by not making them subject to the same stringent standards as newer structures. Mr Fok, son of late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung, owns ...

  6. First, build some trust

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is widely expected to announce building plans for the Tamar site in his policy address next month- covering new government offices and a Legislative Council building. It would be a mistake. It is understandable that, given only a two-year term, Mr Tsang should look for projects that will give him something to show for his short tenure. ...

  7. Building owners must have committees if Team Clean rules get go-ahead

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Building owners will be forced to set up committees to manage their properties if Team Clean's drastic plans for a cleaner Hong Kong become reality. And judges may be asked to approve the sale of a property to pay for cleaning it up. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the government would hire companies to clean buildings that lacked owners' committees. If flat-owners did ...

  8. Building without brains

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... it will create 'an iconic civic core' at the Tamar site, where half the space will be used for government offices and a new Legislative Council building, and the rest will be 'designated ... To restrict bargaining to essentially the height of the government building is laughable. Mrs Mak also repeated the hollow argument that the Tamar project would create about 2,700 jobs. ...

  9. Bureau must explain why it's replacing a policy that works with a witch-hunt

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The reports about unauthorised building works on the properties of government officials and lawmakers display aspects of a witch-hunt ('Tsang agrees to remove structure', June ... The Buildings Department avoids responsibility by transferring these matters outside the civil service to professional consultants whose industry has a vested interest in demolitions and restorations. ...

  10. It may be time for officials to revise outdated regulations on illegal structures

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Over the past few months we have been inundated with a litany of transgressions of the Building Department's laws and codes committed by many top government officials, including our just-retired chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Now, it is apparent that even our new Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, broke the building code, despite his assurance he did not during his election ...




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