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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town of 90,000 planned for rural Yuen Long areas

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by FANNY FUNG

    ... sites with a total area of 152 hectares would be used to build about 33,700 flats, with public and private housing each accounting for half. Together they are expected to house a population ... ownership. The government plans to take five of the private sites for public housing and allocate seven for private housing. "The two railway sites can be built up the soonest, as the government ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... in the budget amid a string of government requests for extra cash for public works projects, Legco's development panel voted down the funding request in January and demanded cost reductions. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    HK$1.6b redevelopment project planned for To Kwa Wan

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:41pm by Ada Lee

    ... for the public to voice opposition before the authority issues conditional acquisition offers to the owners. Flat owner Cheh Hui, 74, who initiated the redevelopment, said he was confident that the plan ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of selling public resources to cater to the rich District councillors slam Stanley rezoning plan District councillors have criticised the government's plan to rezone two green-belt sites in Stanley for luxury flats as selling public resources to the wealthy. If the proposal is approved, the two sites on Wong Ma Kok Road, near Stanley ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Population of Lamma Island will double under new housing plan

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong

    ... says the increase will justify providing more public facilities like a library and community health centre, the change has sparked criticism from a resident and a green group. "The ... with a 260-room hotel and centres for water sports and outdoor recreation. The plan, based on an option the planning department said was "well-received by the public" in the first round ...

  6. Property - International - DEVELOPMENT

    China's Fosun joins bid for €915m Greek privatisation project

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:41am by AP

    ... The government has struggled to attract investors to its troubled privatisation programme, a criticism often made by bailout lenders that are pressing for high taxes to remain until public finances ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    High-rise Kwai Chung columbarium gets approval with 10-storey cut

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the Kwai Chung project will still be the tallest of the city's private columbariums. A public columbarium in phase two of the Cape Collinson cemetery has 11 floors. The world's tallest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Waste and power facilities could be moved underground: engineer

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... "with a view to increasing usable space and enhancing connectivity in the urban areas". Public debate focused on the possibility of vast underground shopping malls in the four areas Leung ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government to launch HK$227m study into building man-made islands

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... spokesman said that while the proposed uses of the East Lantau Metropolis had been set out clearly, uses for other possible artificial islands had yet to be identified. These could include public rental housing development, new towns, tourism attractions and recreational facilities, as suggested in a public consultation last year. The administration plans to appoint a consultant to lead ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Officials once planned to build 'mini Hong Kong' in Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Gary Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... which could have cost hundreds of billions of dollars, the Hong Kong government would have rented 100 hectares of land in Nansha, Guangzhou to build a new town with its own industries, public ...




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