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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... tracks. "Due to road safety considerations, in that cyclists are more vulnerable than motorists when sharing the same traffic lane, the government does not encourage the public to use ... it is possible to reduce road traffic and public transport," he said. Hong Kong is building a bicycle network in the New Territories in phases. The Civil Engineering and Development Department said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618647/time-hong-kong-government-get-its-bike
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lack of rail link for new towns development questioned

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... But board vice-chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai said an extra population of 30,000 brought by a separate public housing development at Queen's Hill, Fanling, would create additional transport ... announced in his policy address in January that an earlier plan to build a private university at Queen's Hill had been scrapped in favour of public housing. District planning officer Maggie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612305/lack-rail-link-new-towns-development-questioned
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Land premium demand may sink URA's Central Market project

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Olga Wong

    ... structure into a complex of arts and culture venues with affordable eating places by 2017. It will feature a public open space of at least 1,000 square metres in the city's business district. ... but the authority wanted the market to house affordable dining options for the public rather than a shopping mall selling expensive luxury goods, he said. The news came as authority chairman Victor So ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1610185/land-premium-demand-may-sink-uras-central-market-project
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... expressed their opinions" about the report and what outstanding issues had to be further addressed by the authority. "We haven't come to the time to indicate our preference," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway

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