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  1. Comment - Letters

    Confront NT land rights to preserve coastline

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Confronting NT land rights will preserve fragile coastline The Society for Protection of the Harbour completely agrees with your editorial, "Reclamation must be a last resort" (April 8), as a means of providing land for housing development. We are disappointed that the Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po has not responded to the criticisms of his ambitious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1212561/confront-nt-land-rights-preserve-coastline
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Works chief Edwin Tong calls WWF Hong Kong criticism biased

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... reserve, which can meet the demands of the public for housing," he said. Tong said the government would press ahead with the second stage of the consultation of boosting land supply. ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Works chief defends land supply consultation The works chief has defended the public consultation process for boosting land supply, including through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157698/works-chief-edwin-tong-calls-wwf-hong-kong-criticism-biased
  3. Comment - Letters

    No simple solution to flats crisis

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... investigate the possibility of developing Hung Shui Kiu, New Territories North, Yuen Long and Lantau in an effort to fully utilise our land resources. When it comes to the supply of land and housing ... Hongkongers should back C.Y.'s efforts to provide more homes Solving the housing problem has become a top priority for the Hong Kong SAR and its chief executive Leung Chun-ying. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1193251/no-simple-solution-flats-crisis
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... strategy. "Will the reclaimed land accommodate the unsatisfied demands for public facilities people aspire to, like museums and columbariums? Will it help resolve the problem of small houses ... Of those, 45 per cent were living in rooftop structures. The government of the time envisioned taking an active role in redevelopment of dilapidated private housing after its financial analyses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1225466/unease-planned-reclamation-projects-hong-kong
  5. CLP confident of power supplies in extreme weather

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So CLP Power says contingency plans are in place to maintain power supplies to Tai O when extreme weather strikes. It said power supplies to the Lantau Island village were not cut when it was swamped with waist-deep water last Thursday. But regional manager Chow Lap-man said some houses suffered blackouts when flooding affected fuse boxes and electrical appliances. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654365/clp-confident-power-supplies-extreme-weather
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436966/survivors-xinjiang-quake-finally-get-supplies
  7. Gas demand assurances tempered by supply-side truths

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... projects, which can build the infrastructure costs into the price of housing units. Buyers of new flats in major mainland cities generally should be able to afford natural gas but asking older ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443504/gas-demand-assurances-tempered-supply-side-truths
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008071/thousands-face-winter-makeshift-housing
  9. Green-belt sites to be considered for housing

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Ng Yuk-hang The government may rezone green-belt land in the New Territories to build housing- and has pledged to 'try not to stir up environmentalists' in doing so. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told the Legislative Council yesterday that a land supply task force, led by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, would consider using land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973457/green-belt-sites-be-considered-housing
  10. Turning the world on to switching off

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... like McDonald's, Lend Lease, Coca-Cola and Westfield have signed up to turn off their lights on Saturday; even the city zoo, Victoria Barracks and the Sydney Opera House will be plunged ... should get its own energy-sapping house in order before it starts preaching to the rest of the world. 'Exactly one year ago my wife and I were in Sydney on vacation and noticed that certain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631332/turning-world-switching

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