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  1. Expert challenges Hopewell traffic data

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Anita Lam Hopewell Holdings might have underestimated the traffic impact of its new Hopewell Centre II hotel, according to a traffic expert who has challenged the Transport Department's decision to approve the impact assessment. Hopewel ...

  2. Old streets being wiped off map

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... projects shows. Online watchdog Hong Kong Place found that the city had lost 291 streets since the early 20th century. Government gazette entries show that more than a third disappeared in Central and Western district, 25 in Wan Chai, 44 in Kowloon City, 29 in Yau Tsim Mong and 21 in Yuen Long. Many streets of local character have been replaced by commercial and residential developments. Yuen ...

  3. Deadline given for surrender of sites

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Sites within redevelopment areas in Sai Ying Pun that had not been surrendered to the Urban Renewal Authority during the acquisition period would be resumed by the authority in three months, the government said yesterday. A total of 25 private i ...

  4. How HK could copy Big Apple's green lung

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... But we can sew the existing green patches together, turning it into a unique feature of our city,' he said. Hong Kong has 1,450 urban parks and resting areas but its largest park- Victoria ... headquarters has called for the city's parks to be linked together to form a large green network comparable to New York's Central Park. Calling on the government to draw up a new metro plan ...

  5. Panel to enrich public areas proposed

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-gnor is considering setting up a design committee under the Town Planning Board to improve the quality of the city's open ... and Botanical Gardens and Victoria Park. In response to Professor Lau, Mrs Lam said a design committee could be formed under the Town Planning Board to ensure public open space was well-designed. ...

  6. Arts facilities to be spread across cultural district

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Tang said the design of individual performing arts venues and museums would be subject to a competitive process, in which internationally renowned architects would contribute to the city ... people from around the world. 'Visitors are willing to spend two hours to commute to Bilbao,' he said, referring to the revitalised Spanish city, which is home to the Guggenheim Bilbao ...

  7. Central authority should be set up to manage waterfront, says panel

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A central authority incorporating the relevant government departments should be set up to manage the city's waterfront better, the harbour watchdog said, citing ... pledged in his policy address to beautify waterfront areas. But Professor Lo said the city needed a more integrated structure. He said a new harbourfront authority should not be formed under ...

  8. Lawmakers to vote on new swimming complex

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Plans for a sleek, billion-dollar swimming pool complex at Victoria Park will today be put to lawmakers, who will have to decide whether the project goes ahead. The Home Affairs ... Lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, representing the sports and cultural sectors, said Hong Kong as Asia's world city should have a pool capable of holding international events. 'It should ...

  9. Waterfront parks come under fire

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Users of the city's waterfront parks are frustrated by the lack of harbour views, food and drinks, and shade, a study has shown. Respondents to the survey, commissioned ... of their observations show people resting on benches had brought umbrellas to provide shade from strong sun. The photographs also show the stark contrast of the empty waterfront and the crowded inner city. Mr ...

  10. Tang rules out new tree protection laws

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

    ... The chief secretary, who heads a taskforce set up to overhaul the city's tree management after a student was killed by a falling trunk in Stanley, said Coroner's Court recommendations- ... and I do not feel the need for [further] legislation,' he said after a visit to Victoria Park to inspect tree management there. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen assigned Mr Tang to head ...




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