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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Four designs chosen for redevelopment of former Kai Tak airport site

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 07:01pm by Ada Lee

    ... sunbathing area. The ‘Rising Landscape’ design proposes movable bridges, a raised runway park, waterfront promenade and solar panels. High-end hotels, retail space, exhibition halls and other tourism ... and harbourfront facilities on the 90-hectare strip of land comprising the tip of the airport runway, part of Kwun Tong ferry pier, and the body of water in between. A panel appointed by the Development ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Ada Lee Pan-democrats, protesters cry foul but HK$340 million funding passes Chaos as new-towns cash approved Lawmakers last night finally approved the government's request for preliminary funding for work on controversia ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Huge driving-range towers in Sai Kung called 'blot on landscape'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Hazel Parry

    ... "dense vegetation and green building construction and by adopting solar heating". A spokesman for the community group Friends of Sai Kung said the development showed how Hong Kong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... to have another chance for communication," Chan said after a Legco development panel meeting yesterday. "But on [their demand] for no removal or demolition, I have said many times ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers to government

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... their calls in a meeting of the Legislative Council's development panel yesterday, stressing that the authority should remain self-financing, although the government would continue to support ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pepper spray and barricades used as new-town protesters try to storm Legco complex

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:05pm by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... with pepper spray through the smashed glass of wall panels. Protesters kept pushing at the doors behind their open umbrellas in an attempt to protect their faces from the stinging spray. One disabled ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Views split on site of pumping station

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Olga Wong

    ... keeping the station in situ would reduce the commercial site's development potential. The views were expressed at a Legislative Council development panel meeting, where the Development Bureau ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Extra HK$8.2b for border crossing project approved by single vote

    Posted May 05th 2014, 12:54pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... a vote by a Legislative Council panel by a one-vote margin. With some members voicing concern that infrastructure spending was spiralling out of control, the council's development panel ... and the Liberal Party opposed it. Yesterday's vote came after the panel vetoed the government's attempt to seek a further HK$8.5 billion for the project last month. The government cited rising ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... in the budget amid a string of government requests for extra cash for public works projects, Legco's development panel voted down the funding request in January and demanded cost reductions. ... of 1.2 per cent. A revised funding request is expected to go before the panel later this month. "As works have started, we have reached the point where there is nothing more to trim, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government to launch HK$227m study into building man-made islands

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... connections. They will absolutely not become isolated islands," a Development Bureau spokesman said. In a paper submitted to the Legislative Council's development panel yesterday, the bureau ...




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