Development Minister

Breathe new life into our harbour

How to make better use of the city's harbour front has long been on the government agenda. Much has been said over the past decade but little has been done.

Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 4:33pm

Coming clean is in owners' interests

A year has passed since the government vowed to crack down on the illegal structures found in village houses in the New Territories. But, sadly, little progress has been made. It was not until this month that a register-for-reprieve system was launched. Property owners have until September to come forward and register the illegal fixtures.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Housing problem an issue of supply

The risk of living in cubicles subdivided from already small flats has become a matter of growing concern in Hong Kong in recent years. Although a deadly fire in June and the collapse of an old building with such flats last year took eight lives, these potential death traps continue to draw low-income earners who cannot afford better accommodation in the private market.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am