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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lamma quarry plan stokes transport fears A development plan for a quarry on Lamma that would almost double the population of the island has triggered ... the island's most populous area. A new ferry pier would serve the development, meaning the Sok Kwu Wan ferry would make an extra stop, said Yeung, who works for Arup, the engineering firm working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448826/lamma-quarry-plan-stokes-transport-fears
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    100,000 children’s families in queue for public rental flats

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Patsy Moy

    ... years. The government's public flats-provided via the Housing Authority- currently house more than 2 million people, or about 30 per cent of the population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580445/100000-children-queue-public-rental-flats
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Half of 170,000 babies of mainland mothers 'may return to live in Hong Kong'

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... if they think differently in later years." Many factors need to be considered in determining housing demand, Choi said. Among those are the needs of the transient population such as expatriates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1120894/half-170000-babies-mainland-mothers-may-return-live-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Target of 470,000 new flats in 10 years is too low: lawmakers

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Critics say government plan to build 470,000 units in 10 years does not take into account increasing population and smaller households New flats target is too ... decade did not take into account a rising population, smaller households and the impact of immigrants. Members of a Legislative Council housing sub-committee asked why the target had not risen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319432/target-470000-new-flats-10-years-too-low-lawmakers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan for 215,000 new flats eats into Hong Kong's green belts

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Olga Wong

    ... Hok-fung said the rezoning proposal could cover the former incineration plant in Kennedy Town and a nearby former police barracks. In densely populated Wong Tai Sin and Sham Shui Po, only one site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412134/government-paper-shows-152-sites-where-215000-flats-will-be-built
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers say housing target is unrealistic

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... universities- Queen's Hill in Fanling- would be designated for 15,000 public units and 1,900 private units, housing a population of about 40,000. But the flats would only be available in phases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415974/lawmakers-say-housing-target-unrealistic
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    New home deal has Granny flat included

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Olga Wong, Yvonne Liu

    ... Granny flat included A new housing project has come up with a novel way of addressing how the city can care for its ageing population- it will give priority to buyers who plan to rent a flat ... and is a response to statistics showing that by 2041, people aged 65 or over will account for a third of the population, as opposed to the current 14 per cent. "This is the first time we have launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1356083/new-home-deal-has-granny-flat-included
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Surveyors call for cheap land to be provided for homes for the elderly

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:34am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Surveyors' body also calls for container terminal to be redeveloped to ease city's housing shortage RICS urges cheap land for homes for elderly Hong Kong property surveyors have called on the government to provide cheap land for the construction of affordable rental homes for the city's growing elderly population. The Royal Institution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1372028/surveyors-call-cheap-land-be-provided-homes-elderly
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Elderly Commission warns city needs more land to house its retirees

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... the public on two related policies; one to cope with problems linked to an ageing population and another on a long-term housing strategy. The mainland retirement policy referred to by Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1353623/elderly-commission-warns-city-needs-more-land-house-its-retirees
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Target for new flats 'should be raised to 470,000'

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... after a consultant advised the committee a few weeks earlier that the city would need this number of new homes in the next decade because of population growth and redevelopment. But committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295180/target-new-flats-should-be-raised-470000

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