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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... of the Legislative Council's Finance Committee voted 29-2 to approve the funding request. But most pan-democrats did not vote, instead berating chairman Ng Leung-sing, whom they accused of breaching ... Organisers put the figure at 5,000. The six-hour meeting saw Ng twice accused of breaching committee rules. First, he refused to consider a no-confidence motion in himself, submitted by Labour Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541610/battle-over-new-territories-towns-plan-enters-seventh-round-lawmakers
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... be decentralised by setting up more district-level committees to examine projects. Quoting advice from UN urban-planning experts, Lau said the committees could look more specifically into the demands ... and University of Hong Kong urban-planning professor Dr Ng Cho-nam said it might be difficult for committees to make consistent decisions. But he agreed the board was overloaded. "The public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... in Legco's Finance Committee. But Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing defended the ballot, which saw the committee vote 29-2 in favour of a HK$340 million request for preliminary funding. It led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by FANNY FUNG

    ... be applicable not only to New Territories villagers but should be a city-wide policy, he said. But fellow economist Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the authority's finance committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542112/new-compensation-model-displaced-villagers-proposed-hku-economist
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco vote on new-towns funding postponed again as protesters rally at Tamar

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:15pm by Joyce Ng, Ada Lee and Samuel Chan

    ... last night after a meeting of Legco's Finance Committee was thrown into chaos as hundreds protested outside the Legislative Council complex at Tamar. The meeting was a continuation ... Tung. Watch: Protestors rally outside of Legco during new-towns funding proposal The chairman of the Finance Committee, Ng Leung-sing, faced heated criticism during the four-hour meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536933/protesters-gather-government-hq-ahead-vote-controversial-new-towns
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... on Friday night at a meeting of the Legislative Council Finance Committee- while hundreds of people again protested outside the Legco building in Tamar. The protest was mainly peaceful but came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539972/development-secretary-paul-chan-meet-villagers-over-nt-new-towns
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Chun-wah said on his blog that a filibuster attempt in the Legislative Council's Finance Committee over a government request for HK$340 million for preliminary work had created ... by the project to stay in their homes was impossible. Chan came under fire last year when he declared that his family owned land affected by the scheme. A Finance Committee meeting on the funding request ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers to government

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... billion deficit in the last financial year. A steering committee was set up to find solutions to relieve its long-term financial burden. One option, according to its chairman, Victor So Hing-woh, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539816/urban-renewal-needs-more-funding-lawmakers-government
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... joined them in their demonstration at Legco. Last Friday, about 200 protesters tried to force their way into the barricaded building as the Finance Committee was discussing the government’s funding request for HK$340 million to carry out preliminary engineering works. Chow said they had not reached a consensus with the activists ahead of time on how to proceed. The committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  10. 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 ... Committee of Fanling North Villages and Residents, criticised the government for seeking funding from Legco's Finance Committee before a decision by town planners. "Although the funding ...

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

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