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  1. Million to benefit from flat HK$2 fare

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More than a million people will be able to ride the MTR anywhere for HK$2 from late next month if the government's HK$400 million flat-fare transport scheme for the elderly and handicapped wins funding approval from the Legislative Council. The new flat fare is set to be introduced in phases, starting with the MTR. Four of the five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000135/million-benefit-flat-hk2-fare
  2. Simple, cheaper flats may win over buyers

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attractive to buyers and agents. The statutory body, which is responsible for the provision of public and non-subsidised housing, announced last week that the two-building project at 18 Po On Road in Sham Shui Po would offer 327 simple flats without luxury facilities. The flats were expected to cost from HK$3.42 million to HK$5.46 million, based on the present market price of HK$6,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990440/simple-cheaper-flats-may-win-over-buyers
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 20, 2013

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by CORRESPONDENTS

    ... the five years starting from 2018, and 2,100 new Home Ownership Scheme flats will be offered for pre-sale next year. Although these will increase the supply of subsidised houses, there is still ... to prosecute behaviour that is both grossly antisocial and blatantly illegal. Mark Ranson, Sai Kung   Leung must first solve issue of cubicle flats In the policy address by Chief Executive Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1154192/letters-editor-february-20-2013
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Vacant Diamond Hill site may get homes, park and 'cultural street'

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Joyce Ng

    ... councillor Chan Yuen-han, who met the department regarding the plans about a month ago, said half the site was likely to be used for residential flats. It was reported earlier that the site could be designated for subsidised housing or public flats. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has urged district councils in recent days to back public housing developments in their areas. Chan said the other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1107663/vacant-diamond-hill-site-may-get-homes-park-and-cultural-street
  5. Policy address in focus

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Housing Home Ownership Scheme to be resumed, offering subsidised housing for households earning under HK$30,000 a month- mainly for first-time buyers. Over 17,000 flats will be made available between 2016 and 2020. Land to be made available for an average of 20,000 private flats each year over the next decade. 75,000 public rental flats to be completed in next five years. My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981749/policy-address-focus
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shaking flats in To Kwa Wan halt MTR construction

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, CLIFFORD LO AND JOYCE NG

    ... Lo Wei, Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng Shaking To Kwa Wan flats halt MTR construction Excavation work at a To Kwa Wan railway construction site has been suspended after more than 50 residents ... fifth-floor flat for more than 20 years, said it was the first time she had felt such shaking. "I'm not afraid [the building] will collapse. We have maintenance done every 10 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239219/shaking-flats-kwa-wan-halt-mtr-construction
  7. Should he have looked at the bigger picture?

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... scientist at the same university, criticised the U-turn on building subsidised homes for sale. 'Tsang had said repeatedly that the government would not do this,' he said. 'The move ... the Home Ownership Scheme to help families with a monthly household that is less than HK$30,000 buy modestly-sized homes at an affordable price. More than 17,000 flats will be made available, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981724/should-he-have-looked-bigger-picture
  8. FINE tuning

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will produce 13,500 flats. 'The availability of this large number of new residential sites for sale demonstrates well the government's firm commitment to increase housing land supply,' Lam said. She added that if the sites were not sold, the government would transfer them to the Housing Authority for public or subsidised housing, rather than sell them on the cheap. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992818/fine-tuning
  9. Number of new flats coming up short

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu and Paggie Leung name.name@scmp.com The number of flats being completed in Hong Kong this year is expected to fall short of government forecasts as market volatility continues to hurt sentiment. Property analysts believe the government's estimate of 11,888 new-flat completions this year will not be met, after only 2,057 were finished in the first four months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002472/number-new-flats-coming-short
  10. Letters

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... around to at least accepting these fare hikes: as well as returning our MTR to being the cleanest such system in the world. Paul Surtees, Mid-Levels Government should pay for flat fare I think the public transport firms should not be paying for the HK$2 flat fare for the handicapped and elderly. Firstly, although they are public transports firms, they are listed companies. The MTR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001641/letters

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