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  1. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Immigration and reclamation won't raise living standards

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Our financial secretary wants to import more workers and create land, but Singapore's experience shows that will not make Hongkongers richer Immigration and reclamation ... reclamation projects. In contrast, Hong Kong is suffering dire shortages of both labour and land, Tsang argued; shortages which threaten severely to handicap the city's future economic growth. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Report reveals public's rejection of government plans for land reclamation

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HKU report reveals the extent of public dissatisfaction with sites proposed by the government for land reclamation Public says no to land ideas in study Just one of five sites proposed by the government for reclamation has won public support. But the novel idea of artificial islands garnered a more positive response, the latest report commissioned ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Study by green groups reveals rare species of fish breeding in river estuaries that may be threatened by government land reclamation Seahorses at risk from ... ecological importance for conserving biodiversity. "We hope the government will take this into account when carrying out development near rivers as land reclamation will have a destructive ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Reclamation unpopular, new towns must protect culture, ecology: poll

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau and Joyce Ng

    ... residential land supply is unpopular. The findings come as officials are due to release the final development blueprint for the project this summer and as a public consultation on reclamation closes on Friday. The New Territories project and land reclamation are key elements of the city's long-term land supply strategy. More than 70 per cent of the 1,001 people surveyed by telephone ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land reclamation is not the answer to public housing shortage

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau warns that further reclamation in Hong Kong waters will make little difference to the chronic public housing shortage Land claims Passions were running high last Saturday as government officials met the public for the second stage of consultation on reclamation in Hong Kong waters. Large-scale development is understandably a touchy subject, and none more so ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Bold vision of reclamation

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Government will give priority to near-shore reclamation projects I refer to the report ("Unease over reclamation", April 29), and would like to provide information on the vision and overall planning in the proposals for reclamation outside Victoria Harbour. When identifying the five possible locations for reclamation, priority is given to near-shore reclamation that can ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion scheme unveiled, raising reclamation concerns

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for the project - and aroused concerns over the ecological impact brought by the scale of the reclamation. "This new town extension study forms a very important part of the government's overall study on long-term land supply," a bureau spokesman said. "Land in Tung Chung has been used up. Further developments must render reclamation," he added. Chief Executive Leung ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... over reclamation For many Hongkongers, reclamation brings the promise of more open space, public facilities and, perhaps, a flat in a good location that finally falls within their price range. For fisherman Lai Tak-chuen, however, reclamation means only misery. "We can tell the water quality is much poorer, compared to 30 years ago," says Lai, chairman of the Ma Wan Fisheries Rights ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Reclamation is one option

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... General support for multi-pronged land supply approach I refer to your editorial ("Reclamation must be a last resort", April 8). Reclamation has been a major source of land in Hong Kong. New towns such as Sha Tin, Ma On Shan and Tai Po illustrate this. About 500 to 700 hectares of land was formed by reclamation every five years from 1985 to 2004. Following the Court ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reclamation a last resort to ease land supply

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Reclamation must be a last resort Responsible leaders look forward and plan for tomorrow. Hong Kong's government is doing as it should by looking for ways to increase the supply of land so that our city can further develop. But the issue is complex and building consensus for a viable strategy is not easy. Even reclamation, a long-favoured solution to providing ...




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