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  1. Call for review of HOS flat sale ban

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Market does not need help, say authority members Members of the Housing Authority have proposed resuming the sale of subsidised Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats to public ... property prices are recovering. Authority member Chan Kam-lam said: 'We are not suggesting dumping the flats into the market all at once, but putting on offer, say, 1,000 units a year, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... as 'rubbish dump' flats. It is lunacy that flats with living space of barely 400 square feet cost HK$10 million. Greed on the part of developers, buyers and speculators, combined ... when some buyers couldn't believe they had been handed unfinished flats that looked like construction sites. A normal government would have been so rattled by the public fury over ...

  4. Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Manreet Sodhi Someshwar by Thomas L. Friedman Allen Lane, HK$238 Thomas L. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and author of The World is Flat, trumpeting globalisation, which sold more than two million copies. In his latest book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, he says our flat (meaning globalised) world is becoming crowded (a big increase in middle-class ...

  5. Logic goes out the window on flats debate

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it on these terms. They are, in fact, the only terms on which he is now likely to get consensus on the question. But what an odd idea. You buy a home in a block of flats through a deed of mutual covenant, ... month to a sinking fund for the upkeep of the building in which I own my flat. It is entirely proper that I should bear my share of this expense. I get the benefit from it in equal proportion. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... occasionally invest in property in the city. In Singapore, you cannot live in government-owned or subsidised flats and also own a private flat. The reason for this is that government resources have ...

  7. A quiet crusade

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... be linked to those in the flat next door. Gross says what is put inside the home can make a difference as well. Stone, marble or ceramic finishes, for instance, might have visual appeal ... buildings the biggest nuisance can be the flat above, below or down the corridor. It can be a problem even if the connecting walls are built of solid concrete. In this situation, internal wall ...

  8. Blue chips end flat as investors await reports

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in sectors such as steel cement and aluminium,' another fund manager said. He said domestic flat-glass prices rebounded sharply early this month, indicating demand had recovered moderately. ...

  9. Landfill charges now required by law

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dismayed at the possible demolition of about 2,000 new flats in the Hunghom Peninsula project for redevelopment and called for penalties for such unnecessary waste production. 'The developers ... Sarah Liao Sau-tung, the Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, said she had heard no decision from the developers on the demolition of Hunghom Peninsula, the subsidised housing ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposal ('Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity', August 4). Implementing a flat toll charge for the three tunnels would lead to a redistribution of traffic and could reduce ... revenue could also be used to subsidise public transport fares for people on low incomes. We must move beyond the bickering and disagreements about the ramifications of a toll increase ...




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