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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

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

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

    ... of the land required will come from green belts and government-use sites in the big satellite towns of Yuen Long and Tun Mun, home to tens of thousands of people. In last week's policy address, ... and 14 in Yuen Long. There are 11 in Sha Tin and six in North District. Those five districts are expected to provide 129,800 flats, or 60 per cent of the total obtained from rezoning ...

  2. 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

    ... six loss-making outlying island ferry routes, including the Central to Sok Kwu Wan service operated by Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry. Board vice-chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai questioned whether ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing Authority finance chief says task force proposals are ‘unrealistic’

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:27am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... they don't address its social responsibility or practical constraints. Among other things, the Working Group on Long-Term Fiscal Planning proposed selling off assets, lifting the proportion ... by increasing the proportion of HOS flats would also be contentious, he said, because a compromise in the number of new rental flats would mean applicants on the long waiting list had to wait even ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers 'worse now than 25 years ago'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... waiting list for single people like Tang can easily stretch to more than a decade. Such a long wait was a major deterrent to applying, he said. Soco knows of at least 1,000 cage homes, subdivided ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Private road blocks way to new life for villagers

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... The contractor engaged to build the new village says he is losing money. The Home Affairs Department said its Yuen Long district office had been providing support in mediation and would continue to do ... to build new homes despite claims by rural leaders and the government that problems of access to the land were resolved two years ago. Posts bar the only way to the site where the new Tsoi Yuen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Long-term Housing Strategy Steering Committee also expresses reservations about regulating subdivided flats and offering subsidies to those waiting for public housing The government-appointed committee tasked with long-term planning for housing development in Hong Kong has expressed reservations about introducing rent controls and regulations ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel suggests prefabricated housing for families in subdivided flats

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:07am by Olga Wong, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung Panel suggests temporary solution for those in subdivided flats Prefab flat plan for needy families Advisers have suggested building temporary housing on vacant sites for families living in subdivided flats. This is among recommendations released yesterday by the Long-term Housing Strategy Committee, which also cautioned against rent controls ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rent control would ease burden of poorest, finds family services report

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... those living in public housing. "Rent control may decrease supply [in the private housing market], but it would stabilise rent and benefit the poor in the long run," said Kwok. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Ex-Tsoi Yuen villagers' HK$500,000 offer for road sees no takers yet

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Ada Lee

    ... Olga Wong and Ada Lee Ex-Tsoi Yuen villagers seek access to their housing site but owners of link aren't budging HK$500,000 offer for road sees no takers yet Displaced New Territories ... would be accepted, as representatives of Yuen Kong San Tsuen, which controls the road with a private company, responded with a chilly reception. "I'm not sure if they will accept ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Kuk leader suggests building high-rise to meet village house demands

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... on high-rise solution Six villages in Yuen Long and Sha Tin have been named by rural chief Lau Wong-fat as suitable sites to build multi-storey flats for indigenous villagers, a measure proposed ... as their partners in redeveloping villages into multi-storey buildings." Lau named Tai Kiu village, Nam Pin Wai, Sai Pin Wai, Ma Tin village and Lung Tin village in Yuen Long and Pai Tau village in Sha ...




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