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  1. 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

    ... be the Town Planning Board, and said 200,000 people would show up when the board came to discuss the plan. Cho said villagers would "stop the bulldozers with their bodies". Some ... Tony Cheung, Samuel Chan and Ada Lee Pan-democrats, protesters cry foul but HK$340 million funding passes Chaos as new-towns cash approved Lawmakers last night finally approved ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... refused to leave the area at midnight. Twenty-one were arrested. The protest battlefield will shift to the Town Planning Board after pro-government lawmakers approved financing for the development. The planning board, which is responsible for final approval, says it will examine more than 50,000 opposing views from the public. "If this new-town project falls apart, ...

  3. Few women on powerful boards

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Town Planning Board- responsible for key decisions on development- has just six women members out of 29. Just three of the 13 members of the Airport Authority are women, while just two sit ... in 2010. A spokeswoman for the Development Bureau said that while the Town Planning Board did not meet the 30 per cent benchmark, 'we consider that it is more important to appoint the right ...

  4. Planning board decides not to challenge Clear Water Bay ruling

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board has decided to accept a court ruling to reconsider a decision blocking development of conservation areas at Clear Water Bay, saying the chance ... to allow development. A spokeswoman for the Town Planning Board said it would reconsider any objections early next year. Chan Kim-on, vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    East Kowloon urban renewal plan sees bids fail

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com All four developers in line for East Kowloon project had proposals rejected by the URA Key urban renewal plan sees bids fail The Urban Renewal ... unable to choose any of the four bidders under the tender terms it had set for a project that is intended to turn Kwun Tong's rundown town centre into a "mini Taikoo Shing", ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article headlined 'Group urges rethink on Government Hill site plan' published on C3 on February 16 wrongly stated that in November, the Town Planning Board rezoned the west wing of the Central Government Offices to a comprehensive development area, allowing a new office tower. The board was only given an introduction on the redevelopment at the November meeting. ...

  7. Inner-city residents do not want experiment in planned economy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... eyes when she refers to the rezoning of urban areas from mixed use to commercial as being the 'new mixed zoning'. I suggest readers log onto the Town Planning Board website, click ... planning issues. One had to trek to the government offices to look at plans, and there was a lack of public awareness on the impact of town planning decisions. Residents in inner-city districts ...

  8. Locals battle plan to turn heritage site into niches

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The site, known as Pun Uk or Mansion of the Puns, would house up to 20,000 niches for people of different religious backgrounds if the proposal is approved by the Town Planning Board next month. ... was invaded by the Japanese, who turned the house into a military base. In 1998, the Town Planning Board approved a residential development on the site but it was never acted upon. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Office and they said they had not reached a conclusion yet on the built heritage policy, so they did not object," he said at the Town Planning Board. Director of Lands Bernadette Linn said ... for conventional dwellings. Under an outline plan for the Tai O Town Centre, six hectares of land on the banks of Tai O Creek and along Shek Tsai Po Street- mainly occupied by wooden stilt houses built ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt plans to build new Suez Canal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Plans for new Suez Canal on the drawing board Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project ... kilometres," Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, said during a conference in Ismailia, which is a port town on the canal. He said the total estimated cost of drilling the new channel ...




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