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  1. Mai Po residential project rejected

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Planning Department has rebuffed a developer that wants to build 21 houses and a clubhouse in the wetland buffer area near Mai Po. Rich Valley proposed easing the height restrictions from two to three storeys for the project, which covers a site area of about 9,000 square metres. The department said it failed to propose a sustainable wetland restoration scheme ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... the controversial project, the group's chief says. Adam Koo Tze-cheung, chief executive of WWF Hong Kong, said it had flagged its intention to withdraw as a partner and adviser to Cheung Kong's controversial Fung Lok Wai wetland housing and reserve project about a month ago. It had failed to convince Cheung Kong to immediately withdraw the project's application that the company had filed ...

  3. Hainan ramps up projects to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 4 billion yuan with private investors, including a seaside low-density residential project to be developed by Hong Kong-listed Evergrande Real Estate. The 2 billion yuan residential project ... hotels, commercial buildings and a high-end residential project, with total floor area of nearly 300,000 square metres. The project will be completed by 2013. There is a high demand for five-star ...

  4. The financial power to electrify rural areas

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in developing rural infrastructure in areas such as water conservancy and electricity supply for both residential consumption and irrigation of crops. To improve rural electrification is a huge task, ... and business, increase agricultural productivity and, as a result, reduce poverty. But to guarantee sustainability and affordability, these rural power projects must focus on a diverse energy mix ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

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

    ... by the South China Morning Post also reveal a litany of promises that have not been realised years after the projects were completed. "I do not oppose reclamation in general but it can't ... the consultation is being led by the Civil Engineering and Development Department, responsible for executing public projects. "We hope the public will agree on every proposed location," ...

  6. Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at a meeting on December 2 to scrutinise a land-use rezoning request from the developers. The luxury residential and marina project, situated near a conservation area, was rejected by development and planning officials last year. The developers are now proposing an amended plan. The HK$10 billion project would occupy more than 26 hectares of land and provide about 850 residential units. ...

  7. Planners approve project despite objections

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A controversial luxury residential project bordering the Mai Po nature reserve in Yuen Long has secured the initial go-ahead from government planners. The Planning Department said it had no objection to the application, despite public concerns about possible harm to the natural habitat of birds. At the centre of the debate is a proposed low-rise residential ...

  8. Olympics will shine torch on project

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... venture between Muse Developments, English Partnerships and Legal and General- decided to kick-start the Rathbone Market redevelopment with a residential project called Vermilion. Vermilion ... this historic area is being rejuvenated by British developers. The 680,000 sqft scheme will include residential, commercial and retail elements. It is expected to include about 650 homes and 35,000 sqft ...

  9. WWF can ensure that property project does not damage sensitive wetlands

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The decision by WWF-Hong Kong to back the planned residential project of a subsidiary of Cheung Kong (Holdings) at Fung Lok Wai, has proved to be controversial. Some sections of the public are against the project going ahead at the wetland site. Those expressing their opposition say that there is a clear contradiction between preserving an ecologically sensitive area and developing ...

  10. Bid for luxury project on Lamma revived

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The controversial 'Baroque on Lamma' development has been resurrected- to the anger of many island residents and green groups. The luxury residential and marine project- situated near a conservation area- was rejected by development and planning officials last year. But an amended plan is being finalised for submission to the Town Planning Board. The project ...




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