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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    URA approach puts profits before people, say critics

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:20pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau To many social activists, the Urban Renewal Authority's (URA) pledge to adopt a "people-first, district-based" approach in its work rings hollow. Instead, critics ... the needs of low-income residents originally living in the area. The URA's bottom line is certainly to be envied: its profits more than doubled from HK$1.8 billion in 2011/2012 to HK$4.4 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    URA has turned its back on local people in Kwun Tong redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:06pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the authority is failing in its basic duty to provide affordable housing in areas of urban decay, preferring to focus on profits URA has turned its back ... has been one of the biggest projects for the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in recent years. Gentrification and the redevelopment of the area will be done in stages. Work in the first ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Urban Renewal Authority right to pay for podium in redevelopment

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Highly responsible decision by URA to pay for podium I write to clarify the misleading allegations made by Albert Cheng King-hon in his column ("URA has turned its back ... and complexity of the project. This will enhance the competitiveness of the tender bids while giving the URA better control over the construction progress of the project, which is crucial for the timely ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA cash injection to speed up development of 'small Taikoo Shing'

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com URA to fast track HK$17b Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment by taking a bigger role Cash injection to speed up 'small Taikoo Shing' The Urban Renewal Authority is to inject HK$1.7 billion into its Kwun Tong town centre redevelopment to speed up the creation of what it calls "a small Taikoo Shing". The money will go towards ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kwun Tong alley shopkeepers stand their ground against URA

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Kwun Tong alley business owners won't make way for project despite offers of compensation Ousted shopkeepers stand their ground against URA Three months before a deadline to move out, 28 small businesses in a Kwun Tong alley stand in the way of the Urban Renewal Authority's biggest project ever. The businesses, in their makeshift shops ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    Owner of collapsed To Kwa Wan block 'won't get URA payout'

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Prospects of a lawsuit may be getting in the way of compensation for To Kwa Wan landlady Owner of collapsed block 'won't get URA payout' ... it emerged yesterday. Chak Oi-luen, owner of 45J on Ma Tau Wai Road, was instead likely to obtain a payout from the government, which took over the land resumption from the URA, a source said. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Trees 'mistreated' by U.R.A. are dying, says green group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Edward Tang

    ... 'mistreated' by U.R.A. are dying, says green group Five trees affected by redevelopment works in Kwun Tong have died or are dying because of poor handling by the Urban Renewal Authority, according ... a high chance of death," he said. "The new locations of the trees are full of concrete, metal wires and other construction materials." The URA said the root balls of the trees had ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, October 30, 2012

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to stealing food from Apita supermarket, Taikoo Shing, and two T-shirts from Marks & Spencer. URA offers HK$10,323 a sq ft in Kowloon City The Urban Renewal Authority is offering up to a record ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA saves the day for 'danger' tenement owners

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 12:57pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Authority will pay for demolition of four blocks condemned by Buildings Department and compensate owners with cash or new accommodation URA saves the day ... maintained buildings within nine months, and pay for it. The URA's move will free owners from the cost of demolition, and they will also get cash compensation equivalent to the value of a flat ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    More tiny, expensive flats from URA at The Avenue in Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:19am by LETTERS

    ... Street revamp project offers more tiny and high-priced flats It appears that the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) does not easily learn lessons. In October 2010, the then development ... public response to its tiny flats and sky-high prices. Under the grand advertising slogan "a gracious living experience in the heart of Hong Kong", the URA joint development ...




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