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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. Capital moves to boost low-cost housing supply

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Within a month of warnings by Premier Wen Jiabao that the country's poor needed more low-cost housing, Beijing has announced a string of measures to boost supply ... supply. Also adopted were various measures to ensure effective resource allocation and to combat speculation involving the purchase of subsidised public housing at low prices to fetch higher ...

  3. Pledge to boost supply of low-cost housing

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The supply of low-cost and subsidised housing will increase significantly in the next three years and that should help dampen the property market, said Vice-Minister ... families in cities. 'We expect that the supply of low-cost and subsidised housing will see a significant increase in the coming three years,' Mr Qiu was quoted by China News Service ...

  4. Cost, not supply, is the problem

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not a problem. But price is. In the rush to knock down and redevelop, China's developers have priced the great majority of the population out of the housing equation. Most people simply cannot ... ministry and the 50,000 developers that now jostle for land and profits to invest more on low-cost housing. Government-backed developers may heed the national call but others are concentrating ...

  5. Ex-industrial sites chosen for public housing

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Four former industrial sites have been identified for public housing use, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday. Reviewing his work on housing land supply, Tsang, tipped to be staying in his post in the next administration, wrote on his blog that he would continue to lead a steering committee on housing land supply and explore new ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Government must not delay policy revision for columbariums

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Urgent need for updated policy on supply of niches The latest figures published by the Census and Statistics Department show that Hong Kong's death rate is projected to increase from ... public/private provision. The introduction of an updated policy is long overdue. We ensure affordable housing is available to people on lower incomes, with the waiting time for a public housing flat ...

  8. Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the housing supply and slowing the rise of property prices, but found leaders reluctant. 'We have been researching the land-and-housing issue for several years. We could have done more, years ... rejected by the government, but said in March that the government should increase the land supply and target parcels specifically for housing instead of just putting them up for sale. The former ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Society has a role to play in resolving HK's housing crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Chun-ying's administration seems to recognise the need to improve this dismal situation before it worsens. Last week, the government said it would seek to expand the supply of public housing ... Joanna Chiu Decent, affordable homes should be a right, but this will only happen if all of society supports it Politicians alone cannot resolve this housing scandal Yesterday's ...

  10. Government must meet housing needs of HK's middle class

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the fundamental problem of increasing the supply of housing units demanded by average Hong Kong wage earners. Even if the government increases many-fold the supply of residential sites, ... given that there is little hope that private developers can satisfy the housing needs of middle-class residents. The scale of supply of subsidised dwellings by the government can always ...




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