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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers to government

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government urged to financially support URA's loss-making projects Urban renewal needs more funding: lawmakers Lawmakers have urged the government to give more financial support to the Urban Renewal Authority, which may have to forgo small redevelopment projects that generate larger losses. But Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po sidestepped ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Callous' career man Victor So takes helm of Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Joshua But

    ... A former Link Reit chief- a man a lawmaker has described as "callous and conservative" in their past dealings over housing- has been appointed to head the Urban Renewal Authority. Victor ... investigating his failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) last month. "So is a veteran in urban renewal and public and private sector developments," Secretary for Development Paul Chan ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Rooftop residents get special URA cash offer

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Thirteen families to get between HK$24,000 and HK$56,000 subsidy Rooftop residents get special URA cash offer The Urban Renewal Authority has stepped in and offered special cash subsidies to rooftop residents of a Sham Shui Po building who fought against eviction by a private landlord last month. Announcing its latest redevelopment project yesterday, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    URA to spend HK$1.7b renovating Cheung Sha Wan factory from 1960s

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com URA to spend HK$1.7b renovating 1960s factory The Urban Renewal Authority has announced a plan to turn a 10-storey industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan into a commercial building at a cost of HK$1.7 billion. The URA said it expected to lose up to HK$500 million on the project, which it hopes to complete by 2019-20. The 50-year-old Wing Hong Factory ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Old factories to make way for flats

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Old factories to be bulldozed for new flats Industrial buildings more than 30 years old will be torn down and replaced by residential blocks to increase housing supply and make better use of land in rundown areas, the Urban Renewal Authority says. The URA plans to undertake 20 to 25 URA-initiated and demand-led projects at a total ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... within a decade, architect Bryant Lu says Hong Kong urgently needs an urban master plan. Lu, vice-chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners, a major local architectural firm, said a large-scale master ... to tackle the housing shortage, he suggested the government adopt an integrated approach. Residents in new districts have to shoulder high transport costs to work in the urban area. He said it would ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kai Tak flat-for-flat offer fails to excite

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Only two owners have expressed interest, but Urban Renewal Authority remains confident Green flat-for-flat offer fails to excite estate residents The Urban Renewal Authority says it is optimistic its flat-for-flat compensation offer at a new Kai Tak estate will be popular. That's despite the fact that only two owners affected by nearby ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kwun Tong renewal plan hits squatter trouble

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Doubled compensation fails to budge three Kwun Tong shopkeepers who face eviction Renewal plan hits squatter trouble Three shopkeepers at the core of the Kwun Tong redevelopment area snubbed a doubled compensation offer from the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday and now face possible eviction by the end of the year. The authority said 25 of 28 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents call on city to bury hearse problem

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... consultation on redevelopment of the Kowloon City District. The concerns were factored into a series of revitalisation proposals for the area compiled by the District Urban Renewal Forum, ... to be submitted to the government later this year. Kowloon City District is the first pilot area to be tackled by the forum, which was set up under the New Urban Renewal Strategy in 2011 with the goal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Evicted father threatens to jump

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Olga Wong

    ... later arrested on suspicion of assaulting three Urban Renewal Authority staff who kicked them out of the home. The family of five is among seven households who have refused to move out ...




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