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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Longer wait for flats on the cards amid building shortfall

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Most are refurbished second-hand flats or those vacated by the relocation or death of tenants. Committee chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai said delays in works and planning processes had postponed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557701/expect-longer-waits-flats-amid-shortfall-well-catch-soon-says-housing
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... ways to avoid such isolation." The Central and Wan Chai Reclamation area has shown how this can work, he said. Since the reclaimed land in the area is above the underground transport ... to tackle the housing shortage, he suggested the government adopt an integrated approach. Residents in new districts have to shoulder high transport costs to work in the urban area. He said it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... we don't know what options will be offered by the government," he said. The Kwu Tung development project is one of several in the works. Kwu Tung's residents were the first ... of Centaline Group, said residents must face the reality that Hong Kong has high land prices; land revenue is the third-biggest income source for the government. "To raise our standard of living ...

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

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

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

    ... for 10 hours a day as it has in past hearings, it will be able to hear 60 submissions a day, meaning it would need more than 880 days to hear all objections individually. In a paper submitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  5. 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

    ... the government's request for preliminary funding for work on controversial new towns amid chaotic scenes and vows of legal action from pan-democrats, who said the vote was illegitimate. Members ... Organisers put the figure at 5,000. The six-hour meeting saw Ng twice accused of breaching committee rules. First, he refused to consider a no-confidence motion in himself, submitted by Labour Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541610/battle-over-new-territories-towns-plan-enters-seventh-round-lawmakers
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

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

    ... Green, the head of Greater China research at Standard Chartered. Sales of bonds by local government vehicles to repay bank loans were just "buying time", he said. "The people ...

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Unhampered by Hong Kong's complex regulations, mainland projects go past in a whirl, says architect working in Qianhai special economic zone Why local architects have designs on the mainland The speed of construction projects on the mainland is something to be envied, says one of the first Hong Kong architects to work in Shenzhen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... this Friday The group of villagers who boarded buses for the two-hour commute to the Legislative Council building from the northeastern New Territories on Friday did not intend the excursion to end ... funding request for HK$340 million to carry out preliminary engineering works. Chow said they had not reached a consensus with the activists ahead of time on how to proceed. The committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New compensation model for displaced villagers proposed by HKU economist

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

    ... "The current compensation strategy is generous, but it is not working," Wong, deputy vice-chancellor and chair of economics at the University of Hong Kong, said yesterday. Speaking ...

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

    Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers to government

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

    ... the city's renewal works. Questions arose on whether the authority should focus on bigger projects that generate fewer losses when it announced earlier this month that it had recorded a HK$2.3 ... than by the authority, To added. His party colleague Wu Chi-wai said the authority should work with the Housing Society- a non-profit group with a focus on building subsidised flats- if it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539816/urban-renewal-needs-more-funding-lawmakers-government

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