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  1. Comment - Letters

    No simple solution to flats crisis

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of a total land area of 1,104 square kilometres, private housing only takes up 25 square kilometres, subsidised housing 16 square kilometres and rural settlements 35 square kilometres. How could so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1193251/no-simple-solution-flats-crisis
  2. URA to put thousands more flats on market, lawmakers are told

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong urged the government to consider the huge public demand for subsidised flats. But Liberal Party legislators said they doubted the government ... Celine Sun The Urban Renewal Authority will put 1,700 flats on the market over the coming one and a half years, and thousands more in years to come, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697354/ura-put-thousands-more-flats-market-lawmakers-are-told
  3. Government should subsidise purchase of hybrid buses

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is where the government can help, by subsidising the price difference between a standard bus and a hybrid bus (around HK$1.5 million each). Therefore, with the talked-about HK$2.5 billion investment for trolley buses, the government could alternatively subsidise more than 1,600 hybrid buses. If the Hong Kong government is truly concerned about reducing roadside emissions from public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715174/government-should-subsidise-purchase-hybrid-buses
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Government eyes Lamma Island site for new housing project

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the "Seaside Living" concept would yield between 2,000 and 2,800 flats for a population of up to 7,000. Private and subsidised housing - but not public rental homes - would be considered under ... housing The government is looking at an uninhabited part of Lamma Island in its search for more housing sites, tabling options that would yield up to 2,800 flats. But residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1100329/government-eyes-lamma-island-site-new-housing-project
  5. Beijing plans subsidised prices for solar projects

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Weihai, Shandong Beijing is expected to unveil subsidised prices for solar power production as soon as the second half to enable mass adoption of the previously prohibitively ... subsidised power prices to solar projects, said Zhao Yuwen, head of the China Renewable Energy Society's photovoltaic committee. The mainland is the world's largest producer of photovoltaic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683674/beijing-plans-subsidised-prices-solar-projects
  6. Oil-rich nations' duty to help subsidise food

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... people. The world needs to tax energy, in particular coal and oil, and use the revenue to subsidise food crops. Unfortunately, the US is, instead, subsidising ethanol production and, by doing so, ... there will be famines and deaths. Before a surge in prices can stimulate sufficient supply, many people will have died. We need to subsidise food research and food production. At the same time, greater effort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634792/oil-rich-nations-duty-help-subsidise-food
  7. Green-belt sites to be considered for housing

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Using green-belt land in the 'new development areas' of Fan Ling North, Kwu Tung and Ta Kwu Ling is its latest proposal. Lam did not say whether the land would be used for subsidised Home Ownership Scheme flats for sale. The government will decide in October whether to revive the scheme. Under the original proposal for the new towns, Kwu Tung North, near Sheung Shui, would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973457/green-belt-sites-be-considered-housing
  8. Lessons to be learned from Hunghom saga

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In truth, it should never have been used for subsidised housing, and the plan for the government to build and sell low-cost flats was misguided to begin with. The decision to get out of the sector ... The government deemed the flats too fancy for subsidised rentals and ruled out conversion to hotel or holiday homes. So Hunghom Peninsula was sold and is now private property. Unfortunately, demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480256/lessons-be-learned-hunghom-saga
  9. Crackdown on abuse of farmland policy

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo The land ministry is launching a three-month crackdown on local governments who force farmers off their land and into high-density flats so the land can be used for commercial ... through other means. Many local cadres wooed or forced farmers to move to flats and convert their residences into farmland. The ministry's chief planner, Hu Cunzhi, said a misinterpretation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738460/crackdown-abuse-farmland-policy
  10. Beijing makes good start in tackling traffic woes

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to cut fares throughout the ever-expanding subway system to a flat 2 yuan a journey. The idea is a welcome one that should be expanded to transport systems and networks nationwide- and may well be a model for congested and polluted cities elsewhere in the world. Such a move does not come cheap. Beijing this year paid 1.3 billion yuan to subsidise public transport companies after bus fares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610835/beijing-makes-good-start-tackling-traffic-woes

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