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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reclamation a last resort to ease land supply

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... more land and generating revenue, is controversial. When he recently released the details of six reclamation sites for public discussion, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po stressed ... strategy. About 27 per cent of housing and 70 per cent of office space is on reclaimed land, yet it only represents six per cent of the city's total area. Chan said problems with land supply ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    PLA military sites targeted in bid to ease housing crisis

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 09:53pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... on Wednesday, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said planning officials could study using a Kowloon Tong site that formerly housed the People’s Liberation Army for new housing. The suggestion ... hostels. Chan, responding to Lam’s suggestion, said: “We will not rule out any possible means of increase the land supply. We will follow it up.” Under the Garrison Law, the Hong Kong government ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    New committee set up to look into lift safety

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei and Ng Kang-chung Committee set up to look into lift safety A new advisory body will be set up to look into improving lift safety, the Secretary for Development has announced. Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Crack down on small-house ‘grey area’, adviser says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 01:12pm by Tony Cheung

    ... be careful in this grey area. The latest comments on the issue came after Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po wrote in a newspaper column on Friday, saying a review of the four-decade-old ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Flat buyers back off as tough new property tax hits home in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Tony Cheung

    ... and raised the rates for the duty. In less than six hours, buyers snapped up 100 flats at a Yuen Long development to beat the new stamp duty on buyers. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said ... "We have to react to the market. For things coming fast and fiercely, our measures have to be [launched] faster, more fiercely and accurately," Chan said. The government raised ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Handover blamed for private hospitals not providing free beds

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... of their beds for the needy. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man and Development Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, made the comments yesterday while being questioned by a Legislative Council ... at that time. Chan said it was difficult to answer specific questions about the land-grant requirements on some hospitals, since many of the relevant documents could no longer be found. Lawmaker Paul ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Stress of Paul Chan's lies made twins anorexic'

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com 'Stress of Paul Chan's lies made twins anorexic' The defamation trial of development minister Paul Chan Mo-po and his wife heard yesterday ... Instance that his children, Jonathan and Caitlin, now aged 20, had also come out in rashes and suffered sleep problems as a result of the stress caused by the allegations. Chan and Frieda Hui ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    We must not destroy our heritage because of bad policy

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by KEN BORTHWICK

    ... by Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po of the government's acceptance of the redevelopment of a historic mansion by its owner, as well as the reversal of a previous decision to demolish the west ... generations. This was done before in Hong Kong, when Sir Catchick Paul Chater donated his home, Marble Hall, to the government following the death of his wife. Sadly, it was destroyed by fire. Unlike ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Ministers survive vote of no confidence

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... seats passed the motion- proposed by People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man- 19-14, but it was defeated 10-21 in the functional constituency seats. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po has had ... lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok cited a University of Hong Kong poll which found that Paul Chan was the least popular and Ng was the second least popular minister. "The accountability system ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leung, Tang and Suen mysteries still left begging for answers

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... has to build them. Clearly this is a case for Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po. It is well past time for the community to have an update on progress of the investigation. The second, ... straightforward case, also for Chan, and indeed the Buildings Department report was due to have been finished in May. When might we all be allowed to know what is in it? One possible reason for delay ...




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