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  1. HK$10m refit for Government House

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will spend at least HK$9.95 million of taxpayers' money to renovate his new home, the Government House on Upper Albert ... is now working on the interior alteration and improvement proposals for Government House for the chief executive and his family having regard to the modest and conservative principles,' ...

  2. Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was the administration's refusal to accept his proposals to relieve the city's housing crunch. The outgoing Central Policy Unit chief said he urged the government to take a more proactive role in increasing 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 ...

  3. Tsang's term chimes with strong housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong Special Administrative Region. In a speech at the inauguration of the fourth-term government, Leung pledged that new administration would address the people's concerns over housing ... said the number of sales in both markets had slowed in the past two months amid uncertainty in the market over housing policy under the Leung administration, as well as doubts about the global ...

  4. House scandal hits C.Y. ratings

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung was still embroiled in the row over illegal structures at his houses on The Peak. Fresh media reports accused him of lying about the timing of the construction of one of the six exposed ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Housing chief won't serve under Leung

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung The housing minister, Eva Cheng, does not want to stay in government after the end of her term in June. Cheng said yesterday she had discussed it with her family ... on meeting the construction target for public housing and Lam allocating land for different uses. It has also been said that Lam disagreed with Cheng's housing policy, especially the rent-to-buy ...

  7. C.Y.'s finance chief to oversee housing

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying is planning a shake-up of the government's housing policy, with the financial secretary in his new administration taking responsibility for both public and private housing, according to a source familiar with the restructuring plan. The new policy was aimed at achieving a coherent approach to housing ...

  8. Housing funds drop, but subsidised flats go ahead

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Ada Lee Financial market turbulence and staff pay rises have wiped nearly HK$1 billion from the city's housing budget surplus, but it won't affect a programme to build subsidised housing, according to the Housing Authority, which released a revised budget yesterday. To ease the city's housing shortage, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Final address must tackle housing issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Stuart Lau Hongkongers believe housing is the most pressing matter Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen must deal with in his policy address today, a university poll has found. The finding coincides with a call by two former planning chiefs for a long-term housing policy backed up by a demand forecast, a system that was shelved during the economic downturn ...




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