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  1. URA 'should hand job to developer after kick-start'

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government's top consultant on reforming the Urban Renewal Authority says the body should restrict itself to 'kick-starting' a project and hand over most ... financing model. Moving forward The history of the Urban Renewal Authority in numbers Established: 2001 Redevelopment projects: 45 Preservation projects: 4 New flats provided: 17,000 Commercial ...

  2. URA set to take planners to court

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Urban Renewal Authority is preparing to throw down the gauntlet to the Town Planning Board over a controversial Central project- a move that could present the rare spectacle ... with reference to public views and objections. But the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance obliges the authority to begin buying and demolishing properties once the board approves a redevelopment. ...

  3. Truth behind urban decay more sinister than URA's 'sob story'

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Does Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), really think your readers will fall for the sob story scenario in his article ('The need for a sensible balance in urban renewal', November 18)? He mentions issues such as air quality, density, green issues and open space- all anathema to a URA development. The real reason for urban decay ...

  4. Homeowners ground down by real estate rush

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... the process of urban renewal in Hong Kong. 'Urban renewal has so many negative effects... It's bad enough with the Urban Renewal Authority, but when the private sector gets involved, things ...

  5. Developers targeting old buildings

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... or funding model that helped owners through loans, grants and dollar-matching initiatives. 'It will also require a change of mindset by the government, the Urban Renewal Authority ... for appointments to secure sales agreements from owners in the building. 'More and more of Hong Kong's old shops are disappearing in the city as urban redevelopment has speeded up in recent ...

  6. Developer 'threatened' by SoHo plan

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li Henderson Land tells court it stands to lose years of work if Housing Authority redevelopment scheme goes ahead The Urban Renewal Authority wielded a dagger over the head ... a judicial review of a Town Planing Board decision last March to approve the authority's redevelopment scheme. Mr Yu said that under the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance, the authority had ...

  7. Banks warm to aged buildings

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... money to buy aged properties,' said Liu Chong Hing Bank senior manager Brian Cheung Nam-chung. He said banks preferred to give mortgages for properties identified by the Urban Renewal Authority, but they would widen their scope as efforts by the government to upgrade aged districts got under way. Liu Chong Hing Bank is one of 13 financial institutions to join an Urban Renewal ...

  8. Our sustainability mindset has to change

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tenement building in Mong Kok that has been acquired by the Urban Renewal Authority. When redevelopment of Shanghai Street begins, they will have to find somewhere else to live, just as happened ... no connections. There are many old commercial and residential buildings not in the best of shape. A quarter of the structures of older urban districts like Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei and Western ...

  9. Kwun Tong flat owners change tack in URA row

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An alliance of affected property owners in the Kwun Tong redevelopment project has advertised to invite developers to acquire their flats at a higher price than that offered by the Urban Renewal Authority. 'The best choice available in the financial tsunami,' Alliance of Kwun Tong's Urban Renewal said in a newspaper advert, offering to sell about 100 flats, ...

  10. China Strategic and Primus renew bid for Taiwanese insurer

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee China Strategic Holding and Primus Financial Holdings yesterday resubmitted to Taiwan authorities their application to take over Nan Shan Life Insurance from American International Group for US$2.15 billion. Their first application to buy Taiwa ...




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