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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east The government has dropped a proposal to reclaim land west of Tung Chung in response to green groups' calls, but instead wants to vastly increase the building density in the east. The change was disclosed yesterday when a revised plan for expansion of the new town on Lantau Island was unveiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574407/tung-chung-expansion-focus-east
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lands officials not restricted from buying land, rule says amid conflict-of-interest row

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Olga Wong, FANNY FUNG

    ... is responsible for giving a clearer instruction." A Development Bureau spokeswoman said it might review its declaration system, including how to prevent negative public perception of situations. Lam ... Wu Chi-wai warned against excessively stringent rules. "If a district lands officer is responsible for Kowloon, should he also be barred from buying property in the New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569479/lands-row-puts-rules-under-spotlight
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... or becoming involved in, conflicts of interest. "It is the department head's responsibility to adapt the civil service guidelines according to its operational needs," he said. Wong said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Villagers warn of social unrest over zoning plans for country park enclaves

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Green groups and expatriates accused of being indifferent to indigenous people Villagers warn of unrest over 'insufficient' housing Indigenous villagers from across the New Territories have slammed town planners and green groups for imposing unfair constraints on village development, with some warning of social unrest if villagers concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1499223/villagers-warn-social-unrest-over-zoning-plans-country-park-enclaves
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... 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, ... Wing-ching, a former member of the Commission on Strategic Development. Stopping development in the far north "means we keep postponing a better quality of life and hindering the social mobility ...

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

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

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

    ... given two channels- the environmental impact assessment and the Town Planning Board- to express discontent about new developments, which seldom address the social impacts," he said. "It's time to consider if we need a new mechanism looking into social implications." Villagers vowed to take their fight to the board after three protests outside the Legislative Council ...

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

    Hong Kong's harbourfront body set to scrap one-off injection of funds

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... of the waterfront. In the next consultation, the public will be asked to comment on the authority's powers and responsibilities. Issues include how the board should be formed and whether the chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533615/hong-kongs-harbourfront-body-set-scrap-one-injection-funds
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Village zones in country park enclaves must shrink: planners

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Dr Michael Lau Wai-neng, senior head of the group's biodiversity and regional wetlands programme, said. But it brought a hostile response from a rural leader who said the village house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525612/village-zones-country-park-enclaves-must-shrink-planners
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... "And some surveying firms are now hiring people such as social-science graduates, who have not studied surveying at all, and giving them on-the-job training," Ho said. "The demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519855/hong-kong-facing-shortage-10000-construction-workers
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    60-metre-high Ferris wheel to open in September at HK$100 per trip

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by AMY NIP AND SUZANNE VAN DER ERF

    ... to be responsible for the preparatory footings and construction work". It said the wheel would have 42 gondolas, each holding eight to 10 passengers, and it expected a million passengers a year- a rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513895/hong-kong-ferris-wheel-open-september-hk100-trip

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