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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... homebuilding plans. But protesters say the plan will benefit big developers and involve mostly luxury flats, while villagers will see their homes and lifestyles lost for little compensation. Protesters ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Four designs chosen for redevelopment of former Kai Tak airport site

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 07:01pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Entries include floating markets and movable bridges; winner to be picked in November Architects float some ideas for Kai Tak Four designs for the development ... sunbathing area. The ‘Rising Landscape’ design proposes movable bridges, a raised runway park, waterfront promenade and solar panels. High-end hotels, retail space, exhibition halls and other tourism ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... shortage issue." Contractors for the government's two biggest projects- the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the Central-Wan Chai bypass- have however been "generally able" so far to find enough workers locally, except for some aspects of the bridge that require specialist skills. The Construction Industry Council says there are about 320,000 registered construction ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Extra HK$8.2b for border crossing project approved by single vote

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:54pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... the administration for failing to keep to the original budget, but some said they had little option other than to approve the request, given that construction had already begun. "It is no longer ... of control. Recent major projects that have gone over budget include the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Central-Wan Chai bypass and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. The administration insisted ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Don't give up green 'theatre' for flats

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Vivienne Chow

    ... for the London Olympic cauldron, will give the second Central Saint Martins Cross Culture Lecture at the Asia Society on Tuesday. He will be talking about bridges- one that he is building in Beijing and the proposed £150 million (HK$2 billion) Garden Bridge over the River Thames in London- and their symbolic cultural meaning of "bridging the east and west". Speaking before leaving for Hong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City warned HK$100 billion boost from new bridge at risk due to inaction

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Economist warns that failure to develop Lantau ahead of completion of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge could see city lose business HK$100 b bridge boost at risk Hong Kong could lose out on a HK$100 billion boost to its economy if it fails to plan ahead for the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in 2016, an economist has warned. The development ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Call for more malls sparks dissent

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Amy Nip, Johnny Tam

    ... Amy Nip and Johnny Tam Rural leader believes revamped North District could offer alternative to city centre for tourists Call for more malls sparks dissent A rural leader's call for more shopping malls in the North District to cater for mainland tourists has won little initial support from residents and green groups. Sheung Shui rural committee chairman Hau Chi-keung has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lantau development advisers urged to disclose all potential conflicts of interests

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... when the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opens in 2016. Declaration of interests will be discussed at the first meeting on March 8. Members will also discuss their terms of reference, meeting ... reported little farming activity on the land but signs of vegetation clearance. Kwok also had reservations about the appointment of Randy Yu Hon-kwan, a Sino Land manager who is the son-in-law ...

  9. News - Asia - DEVELOPMENT

    Development ravages Malaysia's 'Little England'

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 09:40am by Agence France Press in Tanah Rata

    ... destination during early-20th-century British rule. Known by some as a “Little England”, it was beloved by homesick colonials who presided over afternoon tea or a few gin and tonics amid its cool air, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    China to play big role in new regional lender

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:42am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the region. Its primary goal is to free the people of the Asia-Pacific region from poverty. The bank has allocated funds to improve health and education, reduce environmental damage and build bridges ...




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