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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Councils worry pan-democrat vote block will delay projects

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:59am by Tony Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... in their communities. Plans for new facilities in 15 districts are due for vetting in the pan-democrat-led public works subcommittee this legislative year before going to the Finance Committee. They include ... services in the community was approved by the Finance Committee before the summer break. Fifteen others scheduled for scrutiny by the public works subcommittee- which vets funding requests before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631287/councils-worry-pan-democrat-vote-block-will-delay-projects
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shaw studios project hits a roadblock

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... already "operating close to capacity" in peak hours. Yet the department said it did not have a plan for improvement works. "Since the government itself does not have a plan yet, how can it require the applicants to ensure the works are completed by the time residents move in?" asked director of planning Ling Kar-kan, who is also chairman of the Town Planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1629321/shaw-studios-project-hits-roadblock
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... areas. "Every city faces its own planning and mobility issue. Hong Kong will have to work out how to encourage and enable cycling to the greatest benefit," he said. But the government ... of the world's busiest roads. According to data from both cities' transport authorities, there are on average 31 vehicles on each lane of the Victoria Embankment per metre per hour, compared with 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618647/time-hong-kong-government-get-its-bike
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... in a series of big public works projects to face delays and huge cost overruns- most notoriously the cross-border high-speed railway, which was pushed back two years earlier this year. The relocation ... with those," he said. "Among the 28 households which chose to build houses on their own, 26 have started work and about four or five houses are completed but they are still waiting for water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590221/chuk-yuen-villagers-delay-bid-could-hit-border-project-deadline
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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

    Build eco-tourism resort on Lamma, not tower blocks: conservationists

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... to bring new facilities to the island. "With a registered population of only some 300, the government won't want to give us the facilities we need … We don't even have 24-hour emergency medical services. "When someone needs emergency help outside office hours, it takes half an hour for medical personnel to get to Sok Kwu Wan pier from the city, then more time to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510723/conservationists-urge-eco-tourism-resort-replace-planned-lamma
  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hebei cities poised to ease burden on Beijing, become its satellites

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Andrea Chen

    ... their administration and infrastructure to meet the standards of a satellite city, Xinhua reported yesterday. The directives suggested Baoding, which has an area of 2.1 million hectares and a population ... planning departments said they had not received orders to move any Beijing-based institutions to Baoding. "We are working towards the goal step by step. But we have not yet received any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458821/hebei-cities-poised-ease-burden-beijing-become-its-satellites

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