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  1. Lawmakers may refuse to move into Tamar building

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Angry legislators have threatened to not move into the new Legislative Council building at the Tamar site when it opens in September, in protest against what they call the government's belated consultation on the layout and the complex's use of public space. The threat came at a special house committee meeting yesterday after lawmakers were ...

  2. Better ferry piers, not safety net needed, say lawmakers

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Legislators yesterday criticised a government plan to allow the two operators of outlying islands ferry routes to apply for up to HK$120 million in public funds over three years to offset maintenance costs and, in effect, subsidise fare increases. They sa ...

  3. Government may back down on ferry service cuts: lawmaker

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... a lawmaker has said. Leung Yiu-chung, lawmaker of the Neighbourhood and Workers' Service Centre, said Cathy Chu Man-ling, deputy secretary for transport and housing, had promised him ... Wo - whose franchises expire in June. Ms Chu also told Mr Leung it was possible to delay the start of the non-peak period from 8.30am to 10am on weekdays, the lawmaker said. However, when ...

  4. Lawmakers fear wall effect if towers built near Two IFC

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... a thorough assessment is made,' said Ms Li. DAB lawmaker Chan Kam-lam backed the plan and dismissed the argument a wall effect would be created. 'I think the overall planning has struck ...

  5. Lawmakers block road funds after ferry upset

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Assurance sought on historic sites along trunk route Lawmakers wary of becoming involved in another Star Ferry debacle yesterday rejected the government's request ... would say one day that lawmakers today agreed to the demolition of the station if we simply approved the funding,' he said. 'If the government does not clarify its plan on the station, ...

  6. PLA should leave Central, says lawmaker

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Norma Connolly

    ... Chloe Lai and Norma Connolly Guaranteed military berth and road to Tamar barracks are missing from the government's new harbourfront model The People's Liberation Army should move its headquarters from the Central waterfront to make way for an a ...

  7. Legco chief eyes clear access to Tamar HQ

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headquarters and the Legislative Council with some major buildings in Admiralty. Tsang said he hoped the specially designed new Legco building would help facilitate the work of lawmakers. 'All the facilities here, including the chamber... and members' offices were designed after extensive consultation with the secretariat and lawmakers,' Tsang said yesterday after attending the new ...

  8. Poor access to Tamar may delay Legco move

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers' move to the Tamar development in Admiralty may be delayed if work on access routes- which was to have been finished yesterday- ... the decision was not final. Tsang said the government has to ensure easy access for lawmakers and the public to the new Legco complex before a permanent move is possible. Workers are still racing ...

  9. Heed the spirit of open government

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to work together to ensure that if the prime harbourfront site was to become home for officials and lawmakers instead of open space for the people, it was graced by an inspiring piece of public ... in October. After an inspection at the site of a former British navy base on Friday, lawmakers set a deadline of August 10- less than two weeks- for the contractor to finish interior work ...

  10. Legco's new base is taking shape

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the present Legco building- is designed to engage the public more, said Ng. There will be space for 134 members of the public to watch the weekly meeting of lawmakers, three times more than ... electoral reforms agreed last year- and could be further expanded- the larger chamber can accommodate a maximum of 120 lawmakers. The bigger home and enhanced services come at a cost- Legco ...




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