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  1. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The humble estate is one of our proudest monuments. For this is where our phenomenal public housing programme began. It is now coming to an end. All but one block will be demolished. Last week, ... superior to what they now enjoy. And yet, many of the old men and women who have spent most of their lives in the most humble of public housing face the future with regrets. The population ...

  2. No firm rule on HOS sales start, says minister

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggestions to the Housing Authority. Wong Kwun, a Housing Authority member and chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories Public Housing Estates Residents and Shopowners ... Dikky Sinn There was no strict rule that the sale of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats could not resume before 2007, the housing chief said yesterday. 'We are not rigid. We ...

  3. Public housing belongs to a bygone era

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the number of young people applying for public housing is a symptom of a system that has served Hong Kong well in the past but is now outdated and ripe for reform. Public housing should be available ... are more inclined to want to leave the family home and strike out on their own. The rental market for those on low incomes is not very well developed in Hong Kong. Public housing is one of the few ...

  4. Ex-legislator to head Link firm's board

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The listing of the Link Reit- Hong Kong's first real estate investment trust privatising the authority's shopping malls, car parks and markets- was aborted in December after a lawsuit was launched by two public housing estate tenants. The challenge is ongoing. Mr Cheng was formerly chairman of Hong Kong's largest car retailer, Inchcape Pacific, the Hong Kong General Chamber ...

  5. Target the well-off, not the single, in public housing

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to public housing is the most socially acceptable course of action.' I disagree. The way forward is to target and evict those well-off people who continue to live in public housing ... in favour of people who choose to get married. This notion is also flawed because a large percentage of marriages in Hong Kong now end in divorce. Are the divorcees to be evicted once they become ...

  6. Putting Hong Kong's house in order

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is a concrete jungle made up of tens of thousands of multistorey buildings, and making one's way through the forest of high-rises can be risky. Hazards include falling ... decay can be contained. At present, of 39,000 private buildings in Hong Kong, 13,000 are aged 30 years or more. The figure will grow to about 22,000 in 10 years. The government has to bear ...

  7. Pressure on singles who want public housing

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Single people under 35 would be banned from applying for public housing under a new government proposal, according to sources. It is understood the Housing Department also wants to ban singles who already live in public housing with their families from getting a separate subsidised flat of their own. The Housing Authority, chaired by Secretary for Housing, Planning ...

  8. Suspected fire ants found at public housing estate

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... estate as ants- believed to be the same species- were seen at a Tin Shui Wai public estate yesterday. Eighty-three more anthills were also found yesterday, bringing the total to 282 across Hong ... public housing estate. 'We have yet to find any obvious anthill in the estate, but found some ants in a flower bed,' Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department deputy director ...

  9. Public relations department should put its house in order

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Fancy something like the interport betting leaking out before the Jockey Club's public affairs arm was ready to announce it and what a shambles they turned on for last weekend's signing of the agreement with the Macau Jockey Club for the coming cross-delta betting operation. Since it was well-known to be happening, most journalists in Hong Kong simply wrote about ...

  10. Authority assesses legal risks as it prepares new Link listing bid

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... that the mammoth public housing divestment plan was lawful, ending more than seven months of bitter legal wrangling between the authority and Lo Siu-lan, the elderly housing estate resident at the centre ... Dennis Eng The Housing Authority is carefully assessing the possibility of future legal problems as it prepares for a new bid to list the Link Reit. 'We have learned our lesson. We ...




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