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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... helped the government with its research cast doubt on the claims, saying dolphins were seen at Sham Shui Kok, a deeper area of water in Siu Ho Wan, as far back as 2008. He suggested another ... Chi-sing said the plan may be adjusted- either by reducing its scale or adjusting the reclamation boundary- as a survey had found the rare dolphins appearing in waters closer to shore. The survey, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... over the water- are zoned as a low-density residential area. In contrast, the site of the Tai O Heritage Hotel, a grade two historic building, is zoned as "preserved for cultural, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Ghost buildings haunt Tianjin's 'Manhattan' project

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... here won't be better than throwing money into the water," said Zhang Zhihe, during a visit to the area from Hebei province. "There will be no way out- it will be very difficult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544384/ghost-buildings-haunt-tianjins-manhattan-project
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... Mee-kam, a professor of the department of geography and resource management at Chinese University. "We can't develop a new district with only one type of land use." Residents at Pak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544393/leung-chun-yings-housing-push-puts-industrial-sector-out
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong's harbourfront body set to scrap one-off injection of funds

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... But it has not taken off, with officials fearing it could face legal challenges as parts of it would jut out over the water. Harbourfront Commission chairman Nicholas Brooke said the proposed funding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533615/hong-kongs-harbourfront-body-set-scrap-one-injection-funds
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Four designs chosen for redevelopment of former Kai Tak airport site

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 07:01pm by Ada Lee

    ... and harbourfront facilities on the 90-hectare strip of land comprising the tip of the airport runway, part of Kwun Tong ferry pier, and the body of water in between. A panel appointed by the Development ... part of the reclamation of the runway. It also proposes to improve water quality by making use of local wetlands, rain gardens and treatment facilities, so it would be suitable for recreational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526037/four-designs-chosen-redevelopment-former-airport-site
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Views split on site of pumping station

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Views split on site of pumping station Lawmakers have called for a fresh-water pumping station in Central to be left where it is instead of being moved to make ... it really difficult to ask developers to [keep] the station? It could save the government more than HK$700 million," he said. But Water Supplies Department chief engineer Yeung Sek-kui said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520081/views-split-site-pumping-station
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Green sites earmarked for homes 'full of trees', environmental group says

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... headquarters in Admiralty today. Dr Edward Yiu Chung-yim, an associate professor of geography and resource management at Chinese University, said the plan could backfire on the government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516657/green-sites-earmarked-homes-full-trees-environmental-group-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Luxury estates targeted for more housing

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY FUNG, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Seven of them are currently zoned as green belt areas. Some of these sites are near existing upscale homes in Red Hill Peninsula, in Tai Tam; Shouson Hill, by Deep Water Bay; and on Stanley ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510950/luxury-estates-targeted-more-housing
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Build eco-tourism resort on Lamma, not tower blocks: conservationists

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... and it could threaten the area's ecology. The Eco-education and Resources Centre and the South Lamma Concern Group say they have collected 6,000 signatures from hikers on the island in favour ... Scheme subsidised flats. A shopping arcade, a resort hotel and centres for water sports and outdoor recreation are also in the blueprint. Chan said the resulting light pollution would threaten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510723/conservationists-urge-eco-tourism-resort-replace-planned-lamma

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