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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... is privately owned. Starting in 2018, more than 60,000 new public and private flats would be built, to house 174,000 residents. The new towns would also include shops, offices, schools and hospitals- ... for the development. The planning board, which is responsible for final approval, says it will examine more than 50,000 opposing views from the public. "If this new-town project falls apart, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... basis. Occupants who aren't native are not given land, but are generally offered about HK$600,000 in cash, although the amount can vary. Some residents opt to take a public flat if they pass ... in the redevelopment plans. Ng Mee-kam, an urban planning professor at Chinese University, said the government owed the public a clear explanation as to why the golf course land would not be redeveloped. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... because of the large number of opposite views," he said. Board members will be asked to decide today whether the public comments should be considered individually or collectively. Wong urged ... of local communities and reduce confrontation between the public and the government. "It can also avoid filibusters paralysing the board's operations," he said. Former board member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... all the industrialists go?" said Darren Benson, an executive director of industrial and logistics services for CBRE Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Benson said that while industrial vacancy ... suitable accommodation, he said. A car importer has been looking for a site that is between 40,000 and 50,000 sq ft to build a multiservice centre for parking and car servicing. The company has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544393/leung-chun-yings-housing-push-puts-industrial-sector-out
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... aged 18 to 45. The project will provide low-rent space for about 200 companies from the two cities and other parts of the world, focusing on modern logistics, information services, technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... will pay" for it through bank bailouts, recapitalisation with public money or inflation. While a debt crisis was unlikely and major cities like Tianjin could fill vacancies, some credit and assets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... the future of Hong Kong". They asked the public to join a protest to the Town Planning Board, while lawmakers repeated their intention to ask the courts to overturn Friday's vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by FANNY FUNG

    ... of Singapore, Wong said Hong Kong's Housing Authority should stop building public rental units and build subsidised flats for sale at prices affordable to low-income residents. This would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542112/new-compensation-model-displaced-villagers-proposed-hku-economist
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Public square planned as Queen's Pier restoration delayed for five years

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government proposes building piazza to showcase colonial history of Queen's Pier Public square planned as pier restoration delayed The dismantled ... the ceremonial activities associated with their appointments. But the government said the relocation was supported by the majority of the public and the restoration could be done a year earlier than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515824/public-square-planned-queens-pier-restoration-delayed-five-years
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... for it. "Should the government adjourn projects whenever there is opposition from the public?" Tsang asked on his blog. "Should the government defer projects, or set them aside ... flats and 24,100 private homes, making it a key pillar of plans to build 210,000 homes in the next decade to rein in soaring prices and reduce the waiting time for public housing. Development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang

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