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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... the government unveiled a revised scheme for the 20-hectare site on the northern coast of Sok Kwu Wan. The project would include homes for 5,000 people and a tourist resort. A public consultation ... Central and Sok Kwu Wan would have to run every half hour. On weekdays, ferries run at 11/2 to two-hour intervals now. Ferries run more frequently between Central and Yung Shue Wan ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

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

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

    ... and land, William Wan Shiu-wah. Asked if the cash injection was a result of government pressure, he said the authority had "consensus" with the administration that flats in redevelopments ... makes it a small Taikoo Shing, where flats, offices and hotels are readily accessible," Wan said, referring to the Swire development in Quarry Bay. There will be a viewing area on top ...

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    Plan for 215,000 new flats eats into Hong Kong's green belts

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Olga Wong

    ... was selected. In Kowloon, Kwun Tong provides the most sites, 13. There were no sites in Wan Chai or Yau Tsim Mong. Yuen Long district councillor Tang Ho-nin, who chairs the council's town planning ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmaker Chan Kin-por in battle over management of private Cyberport estate

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:23am by FANNY FUNG

    ... on March 1, at which they will vote on the proposal. Monica Leung Sui-wan, chairwoman of the concern group, said it was angry about the increase in expenditure related to the estate, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Fatal gas canister blast in illegally subdivided Cheung Sha Wan flat

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... blast in subdivided flat One man was killed and two people were injured when fire ripped through a subdivided flat in Cheung Sha Wan after a gas canister exploded early yesterday. The fire ... tenants living in Flat F, on the first floor of the 14-storey Sun Po Building in Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan. In 2011, nine people were killed and 34 injured in a fire that ripped through Fa Yuen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Clock ticks down on mass eviction from old To Kwa Wan building

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... on building clearance Residents of a building in To Kwa Wan are racing against time to avoid eviction from their dangerous tenement by Friday, banking on possible support from the Urban Renewal ... Helena Wong Pik-wan said yesterday. Will the building survive if its balconies are sliced off? It's uncertain. The elderly residents paid a lot for the last building renovation. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    To Kwa Wan building residents give way as evict order is issued

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 03:01pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com People living in To Kwa Wan tenement to move out for three weeks to allow for balcony works Residents relent as court grants closure order A court granted approval yesterday to the Buildings Department to close off a 56-year-old To Kwa Wan tenement block deemed structurally hazardous. The closure order means scores of displaced residents of 51 Kai ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    We’re staying put, say To Kwa Wan owners

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Ernest Kao and Stuart Lau

    ... Olga Wong, Ernest Kao and Stuart Lau Residents want authorities to assure them their To Kwa Wan building will be redeveloped before they will make way for safety checks We're staying put, say owners Residents of a tenement block whose balconies are in danger of collapse are refusing to obey a temporary eviction notice unless they are assured their To Kwa Wan building ...

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    To Kwa Wan residents may resort to court order in eviction fight

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com But chances of success are deemed slim as date looms for them to leave dangerous tenement Evicted residents may resort to court order Residents of an unsafe tenement block in To Kwa Wan may apply for a court order to stop the government from turning them out on Friday. That was the most immediate option for the residents who had hit a brick wall ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Eviction looms at 56-year-old To Kwa Wan block

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Samuel Chan and Ernest Kao Balconies deemed dangerous in 56-year-old decrepit block must go, but first a court order is needed for residents to pack up and leave Eviction looms at aged To Kwa Wan tenement Dozens of To Kwa Wan residents have been caught out by news of possible eviction from their homes in a 56-year-old tenement block where all the balconies ...




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