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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... within a decade, architect Bryant Lu says Hong Kong urgently needs an urban master plan. Lu, vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners, a major local architectural firm, said a large-scale master ... the natural ventilation in a high-density area," Lu said. The Planning Department conducted a study of ventilation in Hong Kong, he said, and the results should have been taken into consideration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong's harbourfront body set to scrap one-off injection of funds

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... of the waterfront. In the next consultation, the public will be asked to comment on the authority's powers and responsibilities. Issues include how the board should be formed and whether the chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533615/hong-kongs-harbourfront-body-set-scrap-one-injection-funds
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... report Runway advisers hold back on giving the nod Prospects for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport seemed uncertain yesterday as environment advisers delayed ... to the environmental protection director, who will then decide whether to issue a work permit for the project. A subcommittee member, who wanted to remain anonymous, said members at the meeting "freely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... a new population of 140,000 to Tung Chung could expose more people to health risks caused by the serious air pollution there. The green group studied air quality data from many parts of Hong Kong and found Tung Chung had the longest number of days in a year when ozone levels exceeded official limits. The latest government plan involves a 30-metre-long conservation area along Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574407/tung-chung-expansion-focus-east
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the shrinking dolphin population- and it emerged as the key issue again yesterday. The meeting was the last opportunity to provide new information to the subcommittee before it makes its recommendations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  6. 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

    ... of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge," said Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society. The government in 2007 proposed reclaiming 100 to 150 hectares at Siu Ho Wan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... shortage issue." Contractors for the government's two biggest projects- the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the Central-Wan Chai bypass- have however been "generally able" so ... and contractors to find 10,000 construction workers that Hong Kong needs in the next four years- and the delay-plagued MTR is already feeling the pinch. The rail operator says it needs 18,000 workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519855/hong-kong-facing-shortage-10000-construction-workers
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kennedy Road residents condemn amended Hopewell hotel project

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Campaigners fear traffic will worsen on Kennedy Road, and claim the amended Hopewell development is a far cry from a previous agreement Residents condemn hotel project 'broken promises' Kennedy Road residents have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577878/kennedy-road-residents-condemn-amended-hopewell-hotel-project
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Unhampered by Hong Kong's complex regulations, mainland projects go past in a whirl, says architect working in Qianhai special economic zone Why local architects have designs on the mainland The speed of construction projects on the mainland is something to be envied, says one of the first Hong Kong architects to work in Shenzhen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lands officials not restricted from buying land, rule says amid conflict-of-interest row

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Olga Wong, FANNY FUNG

    ... their duties are strongly advised to refrain from making investments in business … that have an interest in property development in Hong Kong. "All directorate officers and some designated posts ... in Hong Kong property development- Taking part in any official decision-making that involves their private interests   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569479/lands-row-puts-rules-under-spotlight

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