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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco funding delays could drive up arts hub cost, senior official says

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Delays in funding approval from Legco could cost an extra HK$20 million per month in building the West Kowloon arts hub, which is already facing an overblown budget, the government warned. ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs to catch up on housing shortage

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:36am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Time for city to catch up on stalled urbanisation The urbanisation of Hong Kong has stalled in the past 20 years and it is time to catch up, says Keith Griffiths, the chairman of international architectural firm Aedas. The slow development has meant only a slow improvement in the quality of life for Hong Kong people, Griffiths said. New town ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shaw Studios project gets the green light

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by FANNY FUNG

    ... of the University of Hong Kong's Architectural Conservation Programme, said: "Since it will be redeveloped, it's hard to argue the whole site merits a grading." He added that the case ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Minor' arts hub expansion approved

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by FANNY FUNG AND OLGA WONG

    ... District Authority in July last year. It told lawmakers that the extra floor area would help both the project's budget and Hong Kong's housing shortage. But Town Planning Board members ... not build any rooftop structures that would damage the continuity of the ridgeline. Former board member Ng Cho-nam, a geography professor at the University of Hong Kong, warned the arts hub ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge costs set to soar by HK$3.7 billion

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by Olga Wong and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... bridge costs set to soar by HK$3.7 b The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project will cost taxpayers at least HK$3.3 billion more than its HK$83 billion budget, according to an estimate ... of Hong Kong's department of real estate and construction. The sum would only include rising construction costs- at a time when labour shortages and a flurry of public-sector building ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Cost of bridge won't rise much further: minister

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Cost of bridge won't rise much further: minister Hong Kong's final bill for the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau should not be "too far" from ... within its own waters, Hong Kong must put 6.7 billion yuan (HK$8.4 billion) towards the construction of the main span of the bridge, with the mainland and Macau sides putting up 7 billion ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA set to lose on HK$1.2b Kwun Tong building revamp

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 04:04am by FANNY FUNG

    ... The Urban Renewal Authority yesterday launched another demand-led redevelopment project, amid a review of the scheme. ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Lift your game' to justify $100m-plus funding, Hong Kong soccer told

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 01:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to justify funding Hong Kong's national men's soccer team will need to rise significantly up the world rankings to justify the hundreds of millions of dollars that will be poured ... the Hong Kong Football Association in its bid to build on the foundations laid by Project Phoenix. But McKinley, deputy secretary for Home Affairs, warned that results, especially ...




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