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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

    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
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... the future of Hong Kong". They asked the public to join a protest to the Town Planning Board, while lawmakers repeated their intention to ask the courts to overturn Friday's vote ... people joining the fight. "It shows that the development of the northeast district is not only about the villages, it is about Hong Kong's future" She urged objectors to the scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  4. 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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com After arts hub storm, authority that will oversee waterfront projects is likely to seek cash injections as needed rather than a one-off payment Funding shake-up for harbourfront facelift A proposed one-off massive grant to fin ...

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

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

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... 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 for five projects with demand to peak in the middle of this year, but by March it had hired only 14,100. "A number of mega projects, including railways, are currently under way in Hong Kong ...

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

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Airport officials' measures to protect dolphins during building of third airstrip 'unconvincing', says subcommittee studying impact 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  7. 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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government advisers express exasperation at Chek Lap Kok officials' lack of fresh thinking on protecting dolphins if third runway is built Airport berated: 'You just repeat same old ideas' Government en ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... to show how many Chinese white dolphins would return to the area once the park was designated. Watch: SCMP took a look at Hong Kong's pink dolphin habitat "You speak of creating ... consultant, defended the report, saying they had done interviews and surveyed top airlines operating in Hong Kong and found many of them had plans to upgrade their gradually ageing fleets.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park
  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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