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  1. Housing problem an issue of supply

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But inadequate supply of public housing and rising rents mean demand for these dwellings will remain strong. Many in the queue for government-subsidised rental housing have little choice but to live ... public housing supply is the ultimate solution. ...

  2. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  3. Power supply disrupted in Kowloon East following fire

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.04pm: The power supply to some Kwun Tong housing estates was disrupted for several hours? after a fire broke out at a China Light & Power facility ... Estate. The disruption affected as many as 11,000 households in Kowloon East on Tuesday. The power supply to about 2,000 households in Shun Lee, Shun Tin and Shun On Estate was affected until 4pm. ...

  4. Housing estates plunged into darkness

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A suspected technical fault at a China Light and Power substation triggered a fire and cut the power supply to several estates in Tseung Kwan O last night for up to 45 minutes. The fire in Po Lam Lane affected estates including Metro City, Verbena Heights, the Pinnacle, Well On Garden, Po Lam and Tsui Lam. Calls for assistance were received from residents stranded ...

  5. Survivors of Xinjiang quake finally get supplies

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan More than 16,000 people in Xinjiang whose homes were destroyed by an earthquake on Monday have finally received much-needed relief supplies after living in sub-zero temperatures without proper shelter. The quake, which struck Zhaosu county near the border with Kazakhstan, killed 10 people and destroyed hundreds of houses. About 16,600 people, mostly herdsmen, were ...

  6. Thousands face winter in makeshift housing

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing. Many of those, however, suffered only minor damage, and some people with seriously damaged homes had relatives to stay with. Cao Lei, from Fangshan's housing ... director, Deng Ying, said their priority was to monitor drinking-water supplies, some of which were exposed and could become contaminated. 77 The number of people confirmed as killed by the flooding ...

  7. Housing still too dear, says mayor

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... speculation. He reiterated pledges to increase the supply of subsidised housing and make it easier for the city's residents to qualify for housing assistance. Throughout the 2 3/4-hour news ... the 'excessively high' house prices he said were harming buyers and sustainable development. In his annual news conference at the close of the municipality's people's congress, Han hailed ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Supply of fresh water cut off The supply of fresh water to the Shun Lee, Shun On and Shun Tin public housing estates in Lee On Road were disconnected for about nine hours after two underground pipes burst. The Water Supplies Department sent in three water tankers to provide residents with water before normal supplies resumed at 6.15am yesterday. ...

  9. Mr Bush's glass house shatters

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Venezuela pledged US$1 million in aid through Citgo Petroleum and fuel supplies to hit areas. Cuba also offered 1,100 doctors. Cuba's experience counts. In six hurricanes from 1996 to 2002, ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan chemical plant blast may threaten diaper supply

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo An explosion at a large Japanese chemical plant has sparked fears of a global shortage of disposable diapers, a report said on Sunday. A tank at chemical producer Nippon Shokubai’s factory in Himeji city, Hyogo prefecture, ex ...




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