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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... will still be a place for families on holiday," he said.   ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Evicted father threatens to jump

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Family of five failed to agree compensation with URA for loss of flat Evicted father threatens to jump A father threatened to leap from his family ... later arrested on suspicion of assaulting three Urban Renewal Authority staff who kicked them out of the home. The family of five is among seven households who have refused to move out ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Starting over is a fate that the family has endured before. Pong's father started Yuet Wo Food Factory in 1945, bottling cooking oil and vinegar in Tsuen Wan. In the 1970s, the government seized the factory's land for development of a new town. It took the family almost 10 years- and numerous government approvals- to buy a new plot and build its current facility on 30,000 sq ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

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

    ... is now offering to squatter families, Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim says it should build flats in urban areas and offer them to affected villagers at prices they can afford- even below cost. ...

  5. 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

    ... 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Paul Chan's family pledges to sell site in new town land row

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 03:57pm by Olga Wong and Jeffie Lam

    ... Olga Wong and Jeffie Lam Family vows to sell farming plot earmarked for new town and government tries to limit damage as minister faces further demands to step down Pressure grows on Chan in land row The government was in damage-control mode last night in the conflict-of-interest row over development minister Paul Chan Mo-po as his family members pledged to sell their stakes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents fear for future of village over parking problems

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in the 1950s and 1960s, with fishermen and their families living on board their shrimp trawlers and fishing vessels. Most moved to dry land as the fishing trade died out, he said. "Sometimes, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Traders in fishing village to protest government housing plan

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:59am by Danny Mok and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ka-shun, 20, who works for his family's business which includes restaurants and stalls. "It's like taking the bed out of a home." Wan said 80 per cent of restaurant customers ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lamma Island divided over resort plan that will double number of residents

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... to escape the polluted air of the city just a 25-minute ferry ride away. The thought of a Discovery Bay-like development is jarring for locals used to family-run shops rather than chain stores ... of seafood restaurants on the waterfront. On a sunny weekend day, they might see as many as 3,000. "It's also good for the elderly," said Barry Chan Ho-yin, 35, whose family runs ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Deadline in threat to block traffic

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... their speaking time," alliance member Au Hei-man said. The board has yet to set dates for the meetings. The government last year pledged to pay HK$600,000 cash compensation to each eligible family ...




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