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  1. West wing project should benefit people, not developer

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... office tower. A grade two building is not usually protected from demolition. The board's voting result came only after Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced ... accompanied by Lam, viewed a model and artist's impressions of the future development plan for the west wing. So, it's not unreasonable for others to think Chan's decision was heavily ...

  2. Let's develop the art of transparency

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Batten The intimacy between government officials and appointees who sit on statutory advisory boards was highlighted with the resignation of Bernard Chan as chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board. Acknowledging his relationship with government of ...

  3. Residents must stop heritage sites being ruined by officials and developers

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... indeed have a road map, and this leads directly to 'Old Hong Kong Street' at Ocean Park. The Tourism Commission and Development Bureau are busy ramming through projects designed ... of the Central government offices, excavate the historic hillside and allow a private developer to build an office tower in its place. And now we have the ludicrous creation of a brand new ...

  4. Tamar development nears its end

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yuen-kam and other high-ranking officials attended the topping out ceremony at the Tamar development site yesterday. The new government headquarters ... of the 4.2-hectare site will be public open space. The present government headquarters, in Government Hill, were completed in 1957. The Development Bureau said last October it will redevelop the West Wing ...

  5. Error nets HK$1.5b bonus for developer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in 2002, the successful bidder was also able to create up to 7,900 square metres of floor space in the new development. This was later reduced to 7,213 square metres in the sale agreement, with the stipulation that, if exceeded, an extra land premium would be payable. Cheung Kong did build an extra 200 square metres, ending up with 7,413 square metres of floor space in the new development ...

  6. Let's make new approach to development work

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And so it turned out when the government committee that vetted applicants to develop the prime site chose a little-known charity headed by three businessmen rather than a big property developer ... property developers that have shaped Hong Kong would have been involved and more likely than not created another shopping complex full of familiar stores. Authorities are to be applauded ...

  7. Aggressive developers may bid HK$1.54b for Kowloon Tong site

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The auction tomorrow of a luxury residential site in Kowloon Tong is expected to attract aggressive bidding from developers, and could fetch the government more than HK$1.54 ... or HK$16,587 per sq ft, and Kerry Properties has now indicated an interest in bidding tomorrow for the new site. Parcelled together, the two sites could be used to develop a larger luxury residential ...

  8. Developer of Tai O project eyes Hollywood Rd married quarters

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A young developer behind the revitalisation of the old Tai O Police Station into a boutique hotel is eyeing another project- the married police quarters on Hollywood Road. Sino ... in building and accounting, and preparing a financial plan for 10 years. Currently, we only have to prepare a one- to two-year plan for funding from the Arts Development Council,' Chia said. ...

  9. Heritage activist wants to preserve Central for the people, not the developers

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the neighbourhood remain, the original buildings have long been pulled down for high-rise development, leaving Wing Lee Street and its 12 tenement houses just as it was- a rare feature in contemporary ... to the discovery of an engineering report that advised against large-scale development in the neighbourhood to avoid endangering the structure of buildings nearby. The authority later cut 18 storeys off ...

  10. A sensible balance needed in development

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A spokesman for the owners says they are doing it for 'public benefit'. There is room for debate, however, as to whether their opposition to development balances the public interest. ... the public. It matters little whether one developer or property owner gains at the expense of another. It does matter, though, that we strike a sensible balance between development ...




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