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  1. Ex-housing chief backed lower price in estate sell-off

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... the government nominating a developer to buy the entire housing estate and resell it to individuals. Snakes and ladders The Executive Council set the bottom- line price of HK$1.15 billion in 2003 ... Peter So Former housing director Leung Chin-man yesterday said he had suggested to his boss in 2003 that the Hunghom Peninsula housing estate be sold at almost HK$300 million below ...

  2. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government. Tsang fended off worries yesterday, a day after a newspaper reported that My Home Purchase Plan, a rent-or-buy programme that he commissioned the Housing Society to operate in 2010, might ...

  3. Government must end small house policy

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When it comes to the small house policy, New Territories villagers and their representative body, the Heung Yee Kuk, cannot be reasoned with. Excessive indulgence ... come to regard the right of an indigenous male descendant to build a three-storey house on a plot of land provided by the government as absolute. But as scholars and former officials have ...

  4. Curtail Kuk over housing- experts

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... villagers' right to cheap land under the controversial small house policy. The policy has long been contentious and incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying told the South China Morning Post ... government. Under the small house policy, each male villager, at the age of 18, is granted the right to build a threestorey house of no more than 2,100 sq ft, either on ancestral land or on government ...

  5. Parties ignored housing crisis, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... were waiting for public housing,' Chan said. 'When the property prices started to rise [after 2004], lawmakers turned to less pressing issues like urban planning and conservation, ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com A watchdog has criticised Hong Kong political parties for lacking a consistent policy on housing over the past decade. Catholic Monitors released a report ...

  6. C.Y. Leung unveils his housing strategy

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tung's tenure. The goal was scrapped after property prices slumped. However, former chief secretary David Akers-Jones said the housing slump was caused by the Asian financial crisis. Leung said ... Olga Wong and Colleen Lee Chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying yesterday pledged to address the housing needs of the middle class by offering diverse types of subsidised flats ...

  7. Housing policy a true test of will

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Housing and land supply have become two of the most controversial policy areas in our city. It is reassuring therefore that the candidates to become the next chief executive have attached ... always meet demand in a timely manner. Hopes were high when Donald Tsang Yam-kuen took over as chief executive from Tung Chee-hwa, whose ill-fated housing targets are still widely seen ...

  8. Rivals battle over policy in housing arena

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Big and taller. That seems to be the housing policy of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The chief executive hopeful yesterday proposed building larger ... allowing indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build six to nine-storey village houses in place of current three-storey units. 'At present, the size of a public rental flat ...

  9. Small house owners are privileged indeed

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of villagers, can be granted land for the construction of a three-storey house of 700 sq ft each floor. Given Hong Kong's infamously small homes, high property prices and resulting advantages ... the situation by appearing to be more lenient on small houses and their illegal structures compared to the rest of the population. While the Buildings Department continues to go after illegal structures ...

  10. Former housing chief in fresh controversy

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Hung Hom Peninsula, a never-occupied, subsidised housing estate, for barely half the asking price to a consortium that included a sister company of New World Development. He worked ... Gary Cheung, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Ex-housing chief Leung Chin-man, whose post-retirement job with a subsidiary of property giant New World Development caused a public outcry ...




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