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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Langfang and Baoding are upgrading their infrastructure amid expectations that they will be used to ease the burden on Beijing Hebei cities poised ... their administration and infrastructure to meet the standards of a satellite city, Xinhua reported yesterday. The directives suggested Baoding, which has an area of 2.1 million hectares and a population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458821/hebei-cities-poised-ease-burden-beijing-become-its-satellites
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Government advisers say island's infrastructure problems could spark HK-mainland disputes 'Urgent action needed' to avoid conflict on Lantau ... of proposals to improve its infrastructure before the HK$83 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opens in 2016. Chan, a Northern District councillor, says the island risks the same kind of conflict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452652/urgent-action-needed-avoid-conflict-lantau
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... its studies showed there would be "no significant traffic, infrastructure, environment or visual impact" on the 0.43-hectare and 2.54-hectare sites if they were rezoned. But the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462072/district-councillors-slam-plan-rezone-stanley-sites-luxury-flats
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Building in Lantau country parks not ruled out, says development chief Paul Chan

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Amy Nip

    ... infrastructure linking Hong Kong, Macau and the western Pearl River Delta". But he said conservation would be on the agenda. Members had "different opinions" regarding country parks, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443916/building-lantau-country-parks-not-ruled-out-says-development-chief
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shui On boss Vincent Lo Hong-sui calls for 'revolution' in planning process

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:41am by Tanna Chong

    ... rezoning, land formation, public consultation and infrastructure building. The rezoning process, which is controlled by the Town Planning Board, and consultation with district councils takes more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1445955/shui-on-boss-vincent-lo-hong-sui-revolution-planning-housing
  6. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing and other key cities plan for 10-fold expansion of metro railways

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The mainland is planning to have 11,700km of metro railway by 2050 to keep up with the new leaders' ambitions to speed up urbanisation Cities set for 10-fold railways expansion Mainland cities will expand their metro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1148177/beijing-and-other-key-cities-plan-10-fold-expansion-metro-railways
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong government considers plan to cram in more people

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... infrastructure, utilities, services, and community facilities. Kim Chan Kim-on, a fellow at the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, said the plan to raise the plot ratio was the most readily achievable way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1430455/hong-kong-government-considers-plan-cram-more-people
  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Guangzhou floats plan to double urban area

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 04:22am by Mimi Lau

    ... control over development decisions. "The rezoning will make co-ordination of transport and infrastructure planning, such as subways, more effective," said Peng Peng, of the Guangzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1428133/guangzhou-floats-plan-double-urban-area
  9. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Investment in environmental projects lowers mayors' career prospects, study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... boosts mayors' careers Investment in transport infrastructure improves a mainland mayor's chances of promotion, while spending on environmental improvements lowers them, a research ... In contrast, building environmental infrastructure adversely affected their careers. With other factors remaining unchanged, when investment in environmental infrastructure increased by one standard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1262439/investment-environmental-projects-lowers-mayors-career-prospects-study
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Call to postpone building of new Kowloon highway

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Call to postpone new Kowloon flyover A green group has urged the government to postpone the development of the Central Kowloon Route as it fears more pollution from its construction will affect the district. Green Sense said the overlapping of the highway project and several other large-scale infrastructure development works on the Kowloon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392672/call-postpone-building-new-kowloon-highway

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