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  1. Stances on Queen's Pier site may decide a close contest

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of the meeting during the voting,' he said. However, Dr Lau says he got a phone message from Mr Yu- who is president of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors- during the subcommittee meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649959/stances-queens-pier-site-may-decide-close-contest
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ageing Hong Kong plans more childcare centres to encourage mothers back to work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... the workforce. Hong Kong's workforce is expected to start shrinking in 2018. According to Social Welfare Department statistics, there were 690 places at subsidised childcare centres providing ... to their homes. "Still, we welcome the measure," Leung said, adding that Tseung Kwan O and Tuen Mun were prime districts for young civil servants. Wu Mei-lin, coordinator of the Hong Kong Women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647247/childcare-centres-planned-boost-workforce-new-mothers-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government urged to keep medieval well that may be part of ancient Silk Road

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Olga Wong

    ... route, for which the central government is seeking UN world heritage status. "The relics tell Hong Kong's role in the maritime trade. I think the government should report the finds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648774/government-urged-keep-medieval-well-may-be-part-ancient-silk-road
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households will get three years to 'ease into' proposed rubbish levy

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Olga Wong

    ... and will therefore see higher charges, which have yet to be specified in the Council for Sustainable Development's plan. "There are more than 80,000 buildings in Hong Kong and it is impossible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647974/households-will-get-three-years-ease-proposed-rubbish-levy
  5. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Small army of utility specialists keeps Hongkongers safe from pipes, cables under their streets

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong

    ... line. In Hong Kong she is known as simply a specialist, but in some other cities she would be called a utility surveyor, prized for mastering the intricacies of electrical and drainage systems and slope structure. Her profession is poorly recognised in Hong Kong, despite the fact that the density of the city's underground pipelines is 3.5 times that of Singapore, 24 times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647088/small-army-utility-specialists-keeps-hongkongers-safe-pipes-cables
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Villagers' wish granted as So Lo Pun enclave zoned for farming

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by Olga Wong

    ... Town planners have shown sympathy to villagers' wish to resume farming on their own land, by changing the government's proposed land use in So Lo Pun, an enclave near Sha Tau Kok. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1645860/villagers-wish-granted-so-lo-pun-enclave-zoned-farming
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    'Ho Man Tin' flats not all they appear, warns properties watchdog

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... cast doubt on promotional claims that the new Ho Man Tin MTR station would put Hong Kong Island within easy reach. In fact, travellers would have to change at Hung Hom. The video says the flats ... place on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon". The authority's spokeswoman declined to say whether the advertising had breached any laws but said the project's sales office would also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644950/ho-man-tin-flats-not-all-they-appear-warns-properties-watchdog
  8. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Green islands envisioned for disused Kai Tak airport runway, waterfront

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by Olga Wong

    ... and transport history. The top design came from a group of urban design master's degree students at the University of Hong Kong, among 80 entries received from around the world. Jurors, led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1640137/green-islands-envisioned-disused-kai-tak-airport-runway-waterfront
  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hongkongers keen to work longer

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:58am by Phila Siu, Olga Wong

    ... More than half of Hongkongers think that the retirement age at their companies should be extended, with many saying that 65 or over would be appropriate. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639147/hongkongers-keen-work-longer
  10. 15 non-official arts hub board members named

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong's Edmond Chung Kong-mo, who chairs Yau Tim Mong District Council; and Democratic Party former lawmaker Sin Chung-kai, whose information ... said. All aboard Members of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Board Henry Tang Chairman of board and Hong Kong's chief secretary Yip Wing-sie Musical director of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657453/15-non-official-arts-hub-board-members-named

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