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More than 170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong

Number living in subdivided flats put at 171,000

More than 171,000 people are living in substandard, subdivided flats in Hong Kong, it was claimed yesterday. The estimate is more than double the total of 64,900 given by the Census and Statistics Department last October.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 8:45am 16 comments

Minister backs immunity for inquiry

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Photo: Sam Tsang

Senior marine staff would not be questioned as part of the internal investigation into the Lamma ferry tragedy unless new information came to light, the city's transport chief insisted yesterday. His remarks came in the face of criticism about the limitations of the Marine Department investigating itself.

22 May 2013 - 4:03am

Marine inquiry chief's Lamma IV link

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Secretary for Transport and Housing. Photo: Dickson Lee

The man in charge of a marine department inquiry into issues raised by the Lamma ferry tragedy was involved in inspecting ships at the same time the Lamma IV was passing safety checks - despite missing a watertight door, which was cited as the reason it sank in about two minutes.

10 May 2013 - 5:59am

Alice Tai, Irving Koo to sit on marine reform committee after ferry disaster

Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung will chair the new Steering Committee on Systemic Reform of the Marine Department. Photo: Dickson Lee

A former ombudsman and a retired business executive will serve on a three-member committee led by the transport minister to advise the Marine Department on reforms after a ferry tragedy last year killed 39 passengers.

4 May 2013 - 5:40am 2 comments

Government confirms talks under way on tycoon Lee Shau-kee's offer of land for homes

Lee Shau-kee (above) has held talks with Anthony Cheung.

Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said the offer was unprecedented: "No developer has donated land to the government like this. If an individual is really willing to donate, and the land released fits the urban planning requirements for housing use, the government should consider it."

21 Apr 2013 - 6:28am 1 comment

Who said it?

Barack Obama

We welcome people from all around the world, people of every faith, every ethnicity.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:25am

Vacant school sites marked out for housing

Anthony Cheung signals housing help for 'non-elderly' singles.

The city has identified 18 vacant school premises for possible rezoning in the government's latest search for more land to ease the housing shortage. Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, who chairs the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee, told the media yesterday the Development Bureau had briefed the committee on measures to increase land supply, including a new initiative of taking back disused school sites.

29 Mar 2013 - 4:03am

Air pollution plan not a rehash, says government

Christine Loh Kung-wai. Photo: Gary Mak

The government has rejected claims that its seven-year clean-air plan, released yesterday, is nothing but a rehash of the previous administration's ideas. Critics have said the road map - billed as the most comprehensive plan yet to improve Hong Kong's air quality - features very few new ideas or measures.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:29am

Cooling of property market necessary, says housing minister

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, Secretary for Transport and Housing. Photo: Sam Tsang.

The government had to introduce new measures in order to stop the residential property market overheating, Secretary for Housing and Transport Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said on Saturday.

23 Feb 2013 - 8:36pm 2 comments

Steering committee takes 'dynamic' approach to housing strategy

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Photo: Sam Tsang

A government committee set up to give advice on drafting the city's long-term housing strategy has decided to adopt a dynamic model, the Secretary for Transport and Housing said yesterday. Speaking after the fourth Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee meeting, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said this model was different from the one the government used in its last long-term housing strategy in 1998.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:44am

KMB fare increase cut to 4.9pc, due in March

Transport secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Photo: Dickson Lee

The government has slashed an 8.5 per cent fare rise request by Kowloon Motor Bus to 4.9 per cent, but pledged to help the loss-making company change some of its routes.

The decision to cut back the increase was taken with public affordability in mind, Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2013 - 11:50pm

Cross-harbour tunnel traffic reduction plans unveiled

The government unveiled three plans to cut congestion at the Hung Hom Cross-Harbour Tunnel on Friday. Photo: Dickson Lee

The government on Friday unveiled three plans to cut congestion at the Hung Hom Cross-Harbour Tunnel, aiming to reduce through traffic by 30 to 40 per cent.

The plans all involve diverting traffic by raising the toll at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and cutting it at the Eastern Harbour Crossing.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:41pm 2 comments

Who said it?

Transport and Housing Secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung

Sounds strang that some applicants say they have no income. If they don't, how will they pay the mortgage?

Transport and Housing Secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, on applications for Greenview Villa, a subsidised housing project

 

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3 Feb 2013 - 3:20am

Civil servants' old quarters 'good for 19,000 flats' if redeveloped

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Photo: Sam Tsang

The city should make better use of old sites occupied by civil servants' co-operative housing, which can be redeveloped to generate 19,000 medium-sized flats, the housing chief says.

Redeveloping those sites would improve the ageing estates while providing more flats in the light of an acute demand for housing, proponents say.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:45am

Housing chief warns against panic buying

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Photo: Sam Tsang

The housing minister has urged Hongkongers not to rush to buy flats, after home prices were marked up and housing demand surged following the chief executive's policy address.

"People should not buy flats in a panic," said Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, issuing an assurance that the government would ensure a stable supply of flats.

20 Jan 2013 - 3:50am

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