English Premiership sides, rugby's HSBC Sevens World Series and cricket's Bollywood-styled Indian Premier League will soon be strutting their stuff at the Singapore Sports Hub, a playground for the world's most famous athletes.Sunday, 18 November, 2012, 3:54am
Hong Kong needs an independent statutory authority to protect the rights of the owners of the harbour and its waterfront - the people. Nothing less will break the impasse over community consensus on development. The new Harbourfront Commission falls short of that. But it is the best we have until the city gets truly representative government.5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
The government had little choice but to take up the building of the Kai Tak cruise terminal itself to avoid further delay. The original plan was to develop the much-needed tourist facility as a public-private partnership. But rising construction costs and the global financial crisis mean few private developers are willing to make the commitment.2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
It was like a mania, three years ago, when the government first attempted to outsource the building and operation of a sports centre in Kwun Tong and an ice rink and bowling alley in Tseung Kwan O to private firms.10 May 2006 - 12:00am
But calls for laws to govern partnerships on major public projects are dismissed
Schools and hospitals could be included among a range of public services in Hong Kong opened to private investment.16 May 2005 - 12:00am
A new law and a new system is needed by the government to help it make better decisions on whether the private sector should be involved in a public works or services project, says the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
The institute is a strong advocate of the use of the public-private partnership (PPP) system.16 May 2005 - 12:00am
Clash over handing operation of the complex to a private firm delays construction
Uncertainty looms over a government plan to build a 12-storey youth centre after lawmakers yesterday questioned why officials wanted a single contractor to operate it.11 Dec 2004 - 12:00am
Surveyors have called on the government to freeze planned public works involving private developers.
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors yesterday became the first professional body to raise concerns about the so-called public-private partnership (PPP) model, saying proper procedures and a regulatory framework are needed.19 May 2004 - 12:00am
Government proposal allows firms to build profitable sidelines to public projects
The government proposes giving private developers who build public projects a free hand to build anything they deem profitable around the developments, provided no zoning bylaws are violated, officials disclosed yesterday.17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
A balance is needed between attracting private business and protecting the public
A mechanism should be established to monitor how the new public-private partnership model is implemented to protect the public's interest, according to the public works chief.15 Mar 2004 - 12:00am