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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New rules may revolutionise waterfront

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... is subject to a judicial review. Brooke said the site would be open to the public when not in military use. Architect Vincent Ng Wing-shun, commission member in charge of the consultation, said that as a "one-stop shop" the body would be able to find ways to satisfy public demands. "It's not just alfresco dining. People will be able to perform on the street, walk their pets, cycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600464/new-rules-may-revolutionise-waterfront
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government official 'preferred choice' to lead harbourfront authority

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Olga Wong

    ... choice to take the helm of the future harbourfront authority, says a source close to the public consultation on the new body that begins this week. Its chairman or vice-chairman would likely ... Harbourfront Commission, whose chairman is veteran surveyor Nicholas Brooke and vice-chairman is Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po. The public consultation will begin on Thursday. It will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597584/government-official-preferred-choice-lead-future-harbourfront
  3. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... electrical failures and subsidence under the tracks prompted much public criticism. Less than a month after it opened, two high-speed passenger trains collided near Wenzhou, killing 40 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1596995/chinas-economy-matures-it-trades-speed-build-quality-big-projects
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... in a series of big public works projects to face delays and huge cost overruns- most notoriously the cross-border high-speed railway, which was pushed back two years earlier this year. The relocation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590221/chuk-yuen-villagers-delay-bid-could-hit-border-project-deadline
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plan to build flats on site earmarked for Science Park growth put on hold

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... The planning board has received mostly negative responses to the proposed change, with the majority of the 554 submissions from the public expressing opposition. While many residents in the area feared ... this will be a message that the technology sector is regarded as unimportant here," said Ken Lam Yat-ming, of the information technology sector group IT Voice, one of 14 members of the public who spoke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586166/plan-build-flats-site-earmarked-science-park-growth-put-hold
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... for public consultation. "We hope the new plan will be better received by the public," development minister Paul Chan Mo-po said. Roy Ng Hei-man, of the Conservancy Association, called ... a new population of 140,000 to Tung Chung could expose more people to health risks caused by the serious air pollution there. The green group studied air quality data from many parts of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574407/tung-chung-expansion-focus-east
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Consortium of Sino Land, Chinese Estates Holdings wins deal to redevelop Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Sandy Li

    ... for public facilities. In general, he said, the estimated land cost in Kwun Tong would be HK$5,500 per square foot. To generate interest, URA last month revised the terms of the proposed development ... consortium will have six years to complete non-residential parts of the project and public facilities, compared with four years and eight months under the initial tender. But there was no change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583161/consortium-sino-land-chinese-estates-holdings-wins-deal-redevelop
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    More bidders for big Kwun Tong redevelopment after URA eases terms

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:41pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... of the project and public facilities, against four years and eight months under the initial tender. But there was no change to the URA's plan to buy back the retail portion for HK$1.8 billion. ... and Hong Ning Road, which could yield total gross floor area of 1.65 million sq ft and 1,700 flats. It will have a non-residential floor of 357,580 sq ft for shops, a two-level public transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1581002/more-bidders-big-kwun-tong-redevelopment-after-ura-eases
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, who heads the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, yesterday reassured the public that Lantau would remain the city's "backyard garden" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... declaration within seven days of buying the land. "We understand the investment concerned may still trigger public doubt despite the colleague concerned having complied with declaration ... to disciplinary action," he said. Wong said the department owed the public an explanation as to whether it had devised a set of more stringent rules to prevent its staff from being perceived as, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal

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