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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Speed of construction is draw of the mainland for Hong Kong architects

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Unhampered by Hong Kong's complex regulations, mainland projects go past in a whirl, says architect working in Qianhai special economic zone Why local architects have designs on the mainland The speed of construction projects on the mainland is something to be envied, says one of the first Hong Kong architects to work in Shenzhen's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545080/speed-construction-draw-mainland-hong-kong-architects
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... the future of Hong Kong". They asked the public to join a protest to the Town Planning Board, while lawmakers repeated their intention to ask the courts to overturn Friday's vote ... people joining the fight. "It shows that the development of the northeast district is not only about the villages, it is about Hong Kong's future" She urged objectors to the scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542699/battle-over-new-towns-plan-future-hong-kong-say-villagers
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong's harbourfront body set to scrap one-off injection of funds

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com After arts hub storm, authority that will oversee waterfront projects is likely to seek cash injections as needed rather than a one-off payment Funding shake-up for harbourfront facelift A proposed one-off massive grant to fin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533615/hong-kongs-harbourfront-body-set-scrap-one-injection-funds
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... It won't do any good for Hong Kong people in future." Board member Patrick Lau Hing-tat said the board's operation should be overhauled in the long run. He said decision-making could ... and University of Hong Kong urban-planning professor Dr Ng Cho-nam said it might be difficult for committees to make consistent decisions. But he agreed the board was overloaded. "The public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong facing shortage of 10,000 construction workers- and MTR is suffering

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:32pm

    ... and contractors to find 10,000 construction workers that Hong Kong needs in the next four years- and the delay-plagued MTR is already feeling the pinch. The rail operator says it needs 18,000 workers for five projects with demand to peak in the middle of this year, but by March it had hired only 14,100. "A number of mega projects, including railways, are currently under way in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519855/hong-kong-facing-shortage-10000-construction-workers
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... that public money was put to the best use and served the public interest. As with many aspects of life in Hong Kong, the path to the success of Yuet Wo Food Factory is not straightforward. ... in Hong Kong seven years ago after a 20-year relationship with her Hong Kong husband. She said she fell in love with the village at first sight. "Frankly, I married him because I liked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548174/new-town-northeast-new-territories-threatens-businesses-and-jobs
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Former iron lady of Hong Kong sport wants fair play in Olympic eligibility

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 10:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... hold a passport of their respective country. "What everyone, including the Hong Kong Olympic Committee and certainly the IOC, fails to recognise is this city is a unique case and a unique ... but Betty Mair is her same old self and does not pull her punches. Mair is urging the Hong Kong Olympic Committee to sort out the contentious issue of Hong Kong-born athletes- or those who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1369782/former-iron-lady-hong-kong-sport-wants-fair-play-olympic-eligibility
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Non-indigenous villagers lose out in compensation for loss of their homes

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

    ... to developers' annual reports and town planning and villagers' records. Developers involved include Henderson Land, Sun Hung Kai Properties, New World Development, Cheung Kong and relatives of the late businessman Henry Fok. Villagers are especially incensed that the nearby 170-hectare Fanling golf course- owned by the private Hong Kong Golf Club- has not been included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548175/non-indigenous-villagers-lose-out-compensation-loss-their-homes
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... all the industrialists go?" said Darren Benson, an executive director of industrial and logistics services for CBRE Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Benson said that while industrial vacancy ... Shek Kok lost recreational area after two adjoining sites were rezoned for residential use last year. The nearby Hong Kong Science Park then lost four sites for housing expansion after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544393/leung-chun-yings-housing-push-puts-industrial-sector-out
  10. 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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing review into whether the buildings should have heritage protection. But ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials

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