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  1. Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee in an earlier editorial ('A missed opportunity to protect our harbour', February 22). You suggested that, in its six years of existence, the committee has been no more than a public- relations exercise. It is true that it was created amid public concerns about the government's reclamation plans. But it is unjustifiable to suggest that the committee's efforts ...

  2. How representative are URA's district advisory committees?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to involve public in renewal plans', April 2). Strangely, no mention was made of the fact that there are already six district advisory committees in place, as can be seen from the Urban Renewal Authority's annual report. These cover Wan Chai, Central and Western, Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong, Kwun Tong and Kowloon City. So what have these committees been doing? Nothing, from my experience ...

  3. Rural leaders laggards when it comes to committee meetings

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the latest attendance figures show. Although the right held by the chairmen of the 27 New Territories rural committees to be ex officio members of the councils has been criticised as unfair, ... but notable differences appear in participation records for committee meetings. The chairmen of rural committees had an average attendance rate of 91 per cent in full council meetings, compared ...

  4. Activists' Central rally

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Department's offices, after it twice barred them from sailing to the islets. The noisy protest by the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands came as other groups stepped up protests outside the Japanese consulate and hours before Japan released a Chinese trawler captain detained near the disputed islands. Waving banners and shouting slogans, more than a dozen members of the committee ...

  5. Central sites expose patchy heritage regime

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... by a committee comprising four district councillors and including a historian and conservation architects. The one receiving the most criticism is the Central Police Station project, which was awarded ... Joyce Ng A year after Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced his Conserving Central package to revitalise the area's historic sites, the government is getting a passing grade- but only just. ...

  6. Transparency pledged in Central Market project

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Central Market revitalisation project must be fair and transparent, the Urban Renewal Authority chairman says. The comment from Barry Cheung Chun-yuen yesterday follows ... Central, named Central Oasis, was still being studied. Interested parties would be invited to submit their business proposals as soon as the middle of next year, he said, after the community ...

  7. Government determined to ruin the only greenery left in Central

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... land in Central and sell it to developers. This was despite the government knowing that office and commercial developments erected there would aggravate traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, and overcrowding in Central and that such an approach would be irresponsible town planning. Your report ('Skyscraper plans for Government Hill site', September 18) confirmed our ...

  8. Central Market will not be 'too commercialised'

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Central Market will never become another posh heritage mall like the former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui, Urban Renewal Authority advisers have pledged. 'The ... in Central and some in other districts. About 60 per cent of the interviewees said they wanted the historic market building in Des Voeux Road Central to be transformed into a leisure venue with a lot ...

  9. Relocation to Central will not shut pier to ferries, museum pledges

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The privately owned Maritime Museum, under criticism for its plan to move to one of the Star Ferry piers in Central, has given an assurance it has no plan to shut the pier to ferries and that there will still be plenty of public space after it moves in. The museum, now on the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley, presented its plan to a committee of the Central ...

  10. Central Market's cover-up decried

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... committee for the revitalisation project, said the committee agreed on the covering work as members thought the market was dirty. But those living or working in Central may not feel the same way. ... Joyce Ng Even before the historic Central Market is transformed into an 'urban oasis', hundreds of screws have been driven into its walls as part of a plan to make it look ...




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