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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Activists ask court to block 'unreasonable' PLA dock plan

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by JULIE CHU

    ... P.L.A. dock plan An urban planning pressure group has asked a court to stop the Town Planning Board from submitting to the government a proposal to rezone part of the new Central waterfront ... the new harbourfront would be returned to the people as a place for public enjoyment and that it was clearly zoned as "open space". Although there was a PLA facility on the site, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong Central pier meant for 'PLA training, berthing'

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for P.L.A. training, berthing: minister The government has specified for the first time the circumstances in which the People's Liberation Army will occupy a military pier at the new Central ... and pro-government lawmakers to commit to the frequency with which visitors could access the 0.3-hectare pier, which is nearing completion along 150 metres of the waterfront. The PLA's Hong Kong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawyer says open space not needed for PLA berth

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Harbour-protection group ready to challenge government if public land is annexed for use Lawyer says open space not needed for PLA berth There is no need ... against its decision," said Winston Chu Ka-sun, adviser to the society. "We are attacking the government, not the PLA." The board, which is expected to hold a hearing in a few ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    PLA berth issues still yield no clear answers after media briefing

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com PLA berth issues yield no clear answers Development officials yesterday struggled to give a clear answer as to whether people would be permitted to hold ... "The government all along has the duty to build the berth for the PLA under a 1994 defence land agreement. The dock did not come out of the blue." Opponents against rezoning are concerned ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rezoning plan for PLA dock will limit access to harbourfront promenade

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Rezoning proposal for military dock will limit public access to harbourfront, say activists PLA berth plan raises fears over promenade New guidelines governing ... of harbourfront land- issued by the government during the Lunar New Year holiday week- puts flesh on the bones of a deal struck by China and Britain in 1994 that the PLA should have a military berth next ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Fears over access to Central coastline

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... land] would no longer be part of our waterfront," she said. She said the PLA would get what it needed with the existing open space zoning. Harbour protection groups that oppose the rezoning ... The government says the PLA has promised to open the berth for public passage when it is not in use, but commission member Paul Zimmerman said such an arrangement had "no established ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawyers divided over Central harbourfront issues

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Central' idea, the opposition is trying to remove the PLA from the Central pier to prevent possible PLA intervention in riots," it said. Although the government said a military use was a more appropriate zone for the berth, it had not similarly rezoned the PLA's Military Transportation Centre at Chek Lap Kok. The 0.17-hectare centre stems from the same 1994 deal. The Development ...



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