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  1. 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Free mediation scheme for elderly ends

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... a compulsory sale of an old building after acquiring 80 per cent property interests in it. The bureau's decision was based on recommendations from a research institute of the University of Hong ... forcibly acquiring their properties, after university professors said it was no longer cost-effective. The Development Bureau, which launched the scheme with eight leading mediation service ...

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

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

    ... based on the research opens at Chinese University's school of architecture. The key researchers are coming to Hong Kong for a roundtable discussion. Sean Chiao, 55, chief executive ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Research into frontier cities finds they and their twins over the border have complementary strengths but fight for their 'authenticity' Hong Kong ...

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    Officials once planned to build 'mini Hong Kong' in Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Gary Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... housing and homes for the elderly, where Hong Kong law would have applied. The idea mirrored the development of a new University of Macau campus in Hengqin, Zhuhai, which operates under Macau law. ... Gary Cheung and Olga Wong City's laws would have applied in new town built on land rented by Hong Kong Officials once planned 'mini-HK' in Guangzhou Officials once proposed ...

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    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... on its bike? London's plan to build Europe's longest segregated bicycle path through some of its busiest areas has renewed calls in Hong Kong for better cycling infrastructure. London ... way for the bicycle path. Hong Kong Cycling Alliance chairman Martin Turner said the local government should think about how support for bikes could enhance Hong Kong's towns and urban ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Minor' arts hub expansion approved

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Decision to ditch flats for Hong Kong's elderly 'bewildering'

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:16am by Olga Wong

    ... as "incomprehensible". Chau, of the University of Hong Kong, believes the move may have been influenced by the government's pledge to provide 470,000 flats in the next decade. But a spokesman ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

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

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... in the University of Hong Kong's real estate and construction department. Fresh engineering graduates received monthly salaries of HK$16,000 two years ago. Now they were earning HK$19,000, he said. ... 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA's plan to revitalise old flats in To Kwa Wan falls through

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by Olga Wong

    ... of the University of Hong Kong's real estate and construction department, said the market would see downward adjustment in the longer term, perhaps in five years. On the To Kwa Wan project, Chau said: ...




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