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  • Oct 26, 2014
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Kai Tak

Scheme for Hong Kong buyers needs more work to meet goal

The government's "Hong Kong Properties for Hong Kong People" scheme aims to help the city's struggling middle class on to the property ladder. But it risks becoming another get-rich vehicle for investors.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 3:25am

Kai Tak sites for 'locals only' flats sell for above estimates

China Overseas & Investment has won the two sites in Kai Tak under the "Hong Kong property for Hong Kong people" scheme for a better-than-expected price. The mainland developer paid HK$4.54 billion, or HK$5,157 per square foot, for the two sites, higher than surveyors' forecasts of up to HK$4.4 billion or HK$5,000 per sq ft.

6 Jun 2013 - 7:31am 6 comments

New public hospital proposed for Kai Tak district

It would serve the many new housing developments planned for the site of the former airport, and would answer a longstanding complaint of Wong Tai Sin residents: that the densely populated district lacks adequate medical facilities close by.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:18am

Developers rush for Kai Tak sites

Two residential sites in Kai Tak attracted an overwhelming response of 29 bids from developers yesterday despite the proposed developments only being available to Hong Kong buyers.

The smaller of the sites attracted 16 bids in a tender, while 13 developers joined the bidding for the larger, adjacent site, according to the Lands Department.

1 Jun 2013 - 4:19am

Talking points

Tenders close for Kai Tak sites

31 May 2013 - 5:34am

Analysts expect keen interest in Kai Tak sites despite rule only locals can buy flats

Developer interest in two residential sites up for tender in Kai Tak this week is likely to remain keen, say surveyors, despite the condition that flats built on the sites may be sold to Hong Kong people only.

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

Tramways a pollution-free option

I refer to the letter from Norman Y. S. Heung of the Civil Engineering and Development Department ("Practically impossible to accommodate tram system at Kai Tak", May 7).

Our intention by proposing a Modern Tramway at Kai Tak is to provide in good faith the government with another option to consider.

16 May 2013 - 2:47am 1 comment

Kai Tak monorail a bad idea

Several major concerns have recently been expressed by readers in connection with the proposed monorail at Kai Tak.

However, none of these were raised in the letter by Norman Y. S. Heung, project manager, Kowloon Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Office ("Practically impossible to accommodate tram system at Kai Tak", May 7).

14 May 2013 - 2:57am 3 comments

Tram system not feasible

I refer to the report ("Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail", April 29).

7 May 2013 - 2:22am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2013

Your detailed coverage of the plight of Hong Kong's urban and rural trees highlights the need for urgent action if we are to save at least some of our natural heritage.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 5 comments

Trams best for Kai Tak transport

I refer to the report ("Trams may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says", April 29).

4 May 2013 - 4:04am 4 comments

Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says

A proposal submitted by Veolia Transport is threatening to throw the fate of the much-touted monorail into doubt and could influence the government's plan to transform the old airport into the city's second central business district.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 9 comments

Kai Tak flat-for-flat offer fails to excite

The flat-for-flat scheme, set up in 2011, gives those displaced from old buildings the choice of a flat in the new development or nearby, or opt for financial compensation. The aim is to preserve long-standing communities.

26 Apr 2013 - 5:38am

Letters to the Editor, April 23, 2013

Every day I look out of my window at Kai Tak and think about the great potential the area has and how it can dramatically improve the lives of people across Hong Kong. It is a large, flat and square area that should become an oasis within busy Hong Kong. It has all the potential to become a landmark like New York's Central Park or London's Canary Wharf (should be even better). If done right, it will become a point of pride for the people of Hong Kong.

23 Apr 2013 - 3:51am 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 6, 2013

The proposal to build a sports complex at the Kai Tak site has proved to be controversial. I think if a new sports complex is to be constructed in Hong Kong, the location should be changed.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:02am 30 comments