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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rail delay rocks culture hub plan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by ADA LEE AND VIVIENNE CHOW

    ... that the Centre for Contemporary Performance and the Medium Theatre II, which will sit atop the railway's lavish terminus, could be directly affected by complex geological conditions at the site. ... higher than expected and would therefore take longer to excavate. Progress was also slowed by boulders and uncharted utilities. The performance centre was expected to be completed after 2018 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town of 90,000 planned for rural Yuen Long areas

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by FANNY FUNG

    ... was drawn up by the Planning Department, after it conducted a study of 785 hectares of land surrounding Kam Sheung Road Railway Station and the adjacent Pat Heung Maintenance Centre. Chief Executive ... of 92,800. The proposal also features a shopping centre, schools and other community facilities. Except for the 33 hectares of railway sites, a majority of land under the plan is under private ...

  3. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Reforms seen as key to success of China’s long-delayed urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Qiao Runling, a vice-director at the China Centre for Urban Development under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said: "The blueprint centres on moving migrant workers into cities, transforming [the] growth model to low-carbon and green development, and improving the structure of cities." The blueprint centres on moving migrant workers into cities, transforming ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Bids invited to operate schools at five sites

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Vacant centres and greenfield sites offered for use of non-profit international schools Bids invited to operate schools at five sites Two vacant schools and three new sites are being offered for the development of non-profit international schools. Bids are being invited for use of the sites as part of government measures to boost the number ...

  5. Property - International - DEVELOPMENT

    China's Fosun joins bid for €915m Greek privatisation project

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:41am by AP

    ... Many of the 2004 venues have been underused or virtually abandoned in the decade since the games, and further neglected in recent years after the country slumped into financial crisis. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Sai Kung adventure centre accused of building illegal structures

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 10:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Kung youth centre The Lands Department is monitoring a development in a pristine enclave of a Sai Kung country park, following complaints from local residents who say it is unauthorised. But the Christian non-profit group that runs the 30-year-old Tolo Adventure Centre water sports facility at the centre of the row in western Hoi Ha says it is being unjustly victimised. Building work ...

  7. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... and technology industries. Baoding would be designated a "deputy" seat of power of Beijing, mainland financial magazine Caijing reported earlier this month. The National Development and Reform ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong, Macau struggle with their identity as cross-border cities

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Lana Lam

    ... the border, where more land is available, while Hong Kong strengthens its financial services and knowledge-based economy. Guangzhou and Foshan were another example, Lee said. Tomorrow, an exhibition ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... "People are saying that the city centre is too crowded with tourists, who come mainly to shop," the legislator said. "So [our plans include] creating more tourist attractions, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... with a 260-room hotel and centres for water sports and outdoor recreation. The plan, based on an option the planning department said was "well-received by the public" in the first round ... says the increase will justify providing more public facilities like a library and community health centre, the change has sparked criticism from a resident and a green group. "The ...




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