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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... will respond in writing to further queries from the subcommittee, before another meeting on Monday for the advisers to deliberate their decision. The subcommittee, which has spent 15 hours in three ... to the environmental protection director, who will then decide whether to issue a work permit for the project. A subcommittee member, who wanted to remain anonymous, said members at the meeting "freely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... such as setting up another marine park farther from the works site in southwestern Lantau. The authority proposes opening a 2,400 hectare marine park after the runway is finished, saying dolphins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... back," he said. Consultants to the authority said scientists "did not work on guarantees" but that dolphins would return to well-protected areas. They said the marine park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Official in lands row to get new posting

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Olga Wong, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... servants may be asked to drop an investment or be transferred to another post if the supervisor considers an investment conflicts with the civil servant's work. Philip Tsang Sum, chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568719/official-lands-row-get-new-posting
  5. 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

    ... on the Town Planning Appeal Board Panel. "Generally, civil servants who work at the Lands Department have the right to make private investments," the department said yesterday after Ming Pao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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