A crackdown on defective foundation works and slapdash staff will be launched by the Housing Department as part of reforms to improve building quality, legislators heard.Thursday, 2 November, 2000, 12:00am
A crackdown on defective foundation works and slapdash staff will be launched by the Housing Department as part of reforms to improve building quality, legislators heard.
A taskforce, due to be set up this month, will be sent to public housing sites to check piling works and inspect documents to ensure workers and supervisors are doing their jobs.2 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
More people have been buying and selling flats as the property market shows signs of revival, the Secretary for Housing says.18 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Secretary for Housing Dominic Wong Shing-wah is recovering from a vocal chord operation. He will be discharged from hospital soon and resume duty on Monday.3 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
The recent increases in interest rates will have an impact on people's decision to buy flats, Secretary for Housing Dominic Wong Shing-wah says.
But he said it was not the Government's job to offer advice.27 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
When property prices spiral out of all proportion because of speculation and manipulation, home ownership becomes a distant dream for many couples. Unfortunately, it will remain that way unless urgent measures are taken to rectify the situation. The sanctity of the free market has achieved near spiritual status in Hong Kong. Any suggestion of controls is looked upon with horror.8 May 1997 - 12:00am
There are no plans for further intervention in the property market as short-term speculation has fallen off, legislators heard.
In response to Leung Yiu-chung of The Frontier, Secretary for Housing Dominic Wong Shing-wah revealed that only 10 per cent of flats bought were resold within a year and only three per cent changed hands within three months.1 May 1997 - 12:00am
The wife of housing chief Dominic Wong Shing-wah yesterday came to his defence against recent criticism of his work.
It was the second time Cecilia Wong Kwai-fun had publicly supported her husband. In 1995, when he was in charge of education, she wrote to Ming Pao, saying accusations that he had mishandled the promotion of some teaching staff were unfair.1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
Anything which cools the vastly overheated housing market is welcome. So new government plans to curb speculation, a day after Sino Land paid a record $11.82 billion for a residential lot at Siu Sai Wan, are well timed.27 Mar 1997 - 12:00am