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  1. Helping needy help themselves

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... The Commission on Poverty may have been disbanded but its mission to help the poor to help themselves is being carried on by academics and university students. Steven Chen Kwun-man, a first-year student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a member of a group of students that beat 68 teams to win the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge last week. They tied with a team from ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    More bidders for big Kwun Tong redevelopment after URA eases terms

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:41pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Requirement for minimum HK$8 billion tender scrapped after earlier auction had to be aborted Easier terms see more bids for Kwun Tong URA site The Urban ... auction earlier. The six bidders for the site in Kwun Tong yesterday were Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), Cheung Kong, Henderson Land Development, Great Eagle, a joint venture of Sino Land ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Fire in Kwun Tong housing estate, killing a woman and two children

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:31am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A fire broke out in a publing housing estate in Kwun Tong, killing three people and injuring two in a family of five. Among the dead were a woman, 33, a girl and a boy, aged 5 and 2 respectively. A man, 53, and an eight-month-old baby were injured; the baby was in critical condition. At around 3am, fire broke out in a flat in 20/F, Tsui Lok House, Tsui Ping (South) Estate. About 60 ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - REDEVELOPMENT

    URA offers Hong Kong developers concessions in Kwun Tong redevelopment

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:43am by Sandy Li, Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu sandy.li@scmp.com URA eases Kwun Tong project terms The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has offered a series of concessions- including dropping the HK$8 billion minimum requirement- to woo developers to bid for its single biggest project that will turn Kwun Tong's rundown town centre into a "mini Taikoo Shing". The concession could lower ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Yau Lee gains HK$47m on sale of Kwun Tong property

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:43am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Yau Lee sold a commercial property in Hong Kong for HK$328 million to Wave Team Development, a Hong Kong property investment firm, on Tuesday, Yau Lee announced on Wednesday morning. The property, located in Kwun Tong with a site area of 9,169 square feet, had a book value of HK$268 million on March 31. Yau Lee bought it in 2009. The Hong ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    URA gets bids for Kwun Tong project which could net HK$18b investment

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:16am by Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu

    ... Sandy Li and Yvonne Liu Four bids received for URA's Kwun Tong project Four of the 10 developers invited to tender by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) have submitted bids for its Kwun Tong redevelopment project, which could see an estimated investment of HK$18 billion. The bidders for the URA's biggest project include Sun Hung Kai Properties, Henderson Land ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Kwun Tong land-use changes will have negative impact on local residents

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:10am by LETTERS

    ... Land-use changes have negative impact on local residents I strongly oppose the government's proposal to change land use at a number of sites in Kwun Tong. Earlier this month, ... and a deterioration of the living environment. Last year, Kwun Tong District Council called for the greening of the site at Wai Lok Street, but the government has let down residents. Why did it not listen ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hundreds more MTR train services to ease crush on Island and Kwun Tong lines

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Kwun Tong and Island lines get more frequent trains in the evening rush hour from next month; off-peak trains added on other lines More services to ease crush on MTR lines More train services will operate on the Island and Kwun Tong MTR lines to ease the evening rush-hour crowds from next month, pushing the two lines close to the maximum usage ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Kwun Tong hill yields 'mystery' water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com High time for a cuppa in Kwun Tong Preparing the perfect pot of tea is no walk in the park for 63-year-old Tai Yick-fat. For him, it involves a daily trudge up a hill to collect "free water" from makeshift spouts in the hillside along Hong Ning Road in Kwun Tong. "This water has no chemical or bleach taste like the water that comes ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Rare victory for government as district council approves project despite concerns over impact 1,100 public flats in Kwun Tong get green light A public housing project in Kwun Tong has received approval from district councillors despite grave concerns over the impact on traffic and the net loss of about 1,000 square metres of open space. The development ...




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