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  1. Housing Authority members seek more resources, greener methods

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Housing Authority members have urged the government to ensure an adequate supply of land for public-housing estates, prepare for challenges from the economic crisis and adopt ... to place a three-year limit on the amount of time applicants must wait to secure public housing, saying the number of applicants seemed to have been on the rise over the past year. In the first ...

  2. Protesters demand action on cheaper housing

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... construction to deal with surging housing prices. Among the voices were those of about 100 pan-democratic party members and ordinary residents, who marched from Chater Garden to Government House ... the government increase the land supply for low and medium-price residential buildings, and resume HOS flat construction. The HOS, suspended in 2002 to help stabilise the property market, allows ...

  3. HOS flat sales to be cut back amid downturn

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Housing Department plans to sell 1,400 Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats in October, less than half the number it offered last October. A government source described ... per cent of 3,200 HOS flats were sold last October in the fourth phase of a sell-off of flats left over from the shelved, subsidised housing scheme. 'Citizens tend to be very cautious ...

  4. Most expect house prices to keep rising in near future

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... sought opinions on the government measures and prospects for the housing market. Twenty-one per cent expected prices to rise rapidly, while another 49 per cent said they would continue ... Jiabao introduced eight measures at the end of April designed to cool the sector. The measures included strengthening regulations governing the property market, encouraging the supply of mid- ...

  5. Record number in the swim for 2006

    Posted Jan 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Celine Sun

    ... fees for public services. About 30 members of the April Fifth Action Group and the Alliance for Defending Grass-roots Housing Rights protested against Hongkong Electric, which supplies ...

  6. Homes for Hope gets HK$10m boost to help quake victims

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... homeless- rebuild houses and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Homes for Hope also received HK$3 million from Operation Santa Claus, the annual charity campaign co-organised by RTHK and the Post, ... will buy construction materials for 970 families in Qingquan village, Mianzhu city, to build earthquake-resistant houses. The rest will help more than 500 Tibetan residents of Shengnan new village ...

  7. One year on, home fund brings hope

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Apermanent house was once little more than a dream for Huang Maobin, farmer of Qingquan village, Mianzhu city in Sichuan. Mr Huang has been living with his parents, brother, wife and daughter in a shoddy temporary shelter for the past year since the devastating earthquake struck the province on May 12 last year. Like most makeshift houses built in the village after ...

  8. A dog's life for stray cattle in Year of the Ox

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and skin when rummaging for food in places covered with such waste.' The danger will continue into the new lunar year, with many houses on the island still being renovated, Ms Ho said. Cows ... supply cut from time to time, she said. The perpetrators wanted the cattle moved, she said. Ms Au Yeung has applied to the Lands Department for a new location for her farm, but has been rejected ...

  9. Villagers are rebuilding their lives

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... mostly Tibetans, will settle in a safer and more convenient place than their original homes in the mountains. The construction of residents' houses is almost finished, but basic facilities, ... by the South China Morning Post, helps villagers deal with their basic needs. The project will provide concrete, steel and other construction materials to build water supplies, a reservoir, a water ...



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