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  1. Mei Foo hotel plan opposed

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a change of mind. A hotel could provide additional facilities for the Lai Chi Kok area and enhance tourism potential in the West Kowloon Cultural District area, the developer said in a paper submitted to the board. The hotel would comprise 225 guest rooms. Tourism officials are supporting the application. While the Planning Department did not object to the proposal, the chief government ...

  2. College at Loop looks likely

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... on the Loop, and narrowed down possibilities to four categories- tertiary education, medical tourism, design and production, and high-tech research. A Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ... said. The other four pacts signed yesterday covered co-operation in education, clean industrial production and cultural and tourism developments. The two administrations have agreed to talk ...

  3. Art hub panel makeup too narrow, say critics

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... finance professor at City University, Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, was appointed as the panel's chairman. Other members come from the arts, education, tourism, retail and environmental ... representing tourism. The authority could not be reached for comment last night. ...

  4. Hospital eyes new site for high-rise

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... between Aberdeen Tunnel and Nam Fung Road, Wong Chuk Hang, saying it would be an ideal site to develop high-end medical tourism. 'We need much more space to accommodate top-notch equipment ... the government wants to develop medical tourism, the Sanatorium and Hospital can take the lead,' the hospital's deputy medical superintendent, Kwong Kwok-hay, said. The hospital has organised ...

  5. Development office wins vote

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to assess projects, acting as a one-stop consultation centre. A bureau spokeswoman said the office would target projects which incorporated tourism, logistics, service industries, heritage or nature ...

  6. Office to assess private projects

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... said, but would target projects which incorporated elements such as tourism, logistics, service industries, heritage or nature conservation. Charitable and voluntary organisations could also ...

  7. Heritage plea for TST bus terminal

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... as the unit of analysis,' said a committee member who gave it an A grade. A spokeswoman for the Tourism Commission said the piazza plan was supported by the Yau Tsim Mong District Council and the tourism industry, and that a new transport interchange would be created near the adjacent Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Transport hub The Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminal has been in use since: 1921 ...

  8. Fears over planning watchdog dismissed

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... analysis. Projects would have to bring benefits in terms of tourism, logistics, the environment or heritage conservation. 'A proposal may not be fit for the existing land use,' Mrs Lam ... with representatives from the medical, tourism and environmental and heritage conservation sectors and existing representatives in the construction and real estate trades. There are no lawmakers ...

  9. Plan wins support, but price tag an issue

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... are now unable to berth at Ocean Terminal,' she said. 'We badly need a larger one to maintain our status as a tourism city.' Ronny Tong Ka-wah of the Civic Party agreed. 'We ... legislator-elect for the tourism sector, also expressed support, saying the plan would attract tourists. 'But a good transport link will be necessary to transmit cruise passengers to other tourist ...

  10. Hotel scheme may be extended despite a lack of interest

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in a TVB interview yesterday. The scheme, launched in March as a government response to the tourism industry's call for more hotel supply, ...




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