Renewed impetus

Finally, the long-awaited urban renewal programme has been approved by the Legislative Council and the new Urban Renewal Authority will soon get down to the task of revitalising some of the city's old and festering areas.

Saturday, 31 March, 2001, 12:00am

Cleared shops may get fixed payouts

Owners of shops to be demolished for redevelopment could soon be able to claim compensation for business losses without proof.

The new approach is aimed at speeding up urban slum clearance by avoiding lengthy negotiations with affected shopkeepers.

14 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

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