Transport and Housing Bureau

Cross-border rail still on track, bureau insists

More than $1 billion in compensation has been paid to contractors of the cross-border express project because of unexpected changes in building the controversial HK$$67 billion railway.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 3:51am

Authorities propose new, better camera system to nab speedsters

Transport chiefs have proposed a new speed camera system that covers an extended section of a road rather than just one location which they say could be more effective in catching speedsters.

21 May 2013 - 3:11am

Housing demand projection will exclude investors: advisory group

Lee Wing-tat

A high-level committee's plan to leave investors out of its housing demand projections has sparked fears that the city's construction target will be underestimated. In a paper submitted to the Legislative Council yesterday, the Transport and Housing Bureau said the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee - tasked to map out the city's housing demand in the next decade - believed investments should be disregarded in its projections.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:03am

Number of unsold flats hits record low

The number of unsold private flats in Hong Kong has hit a record low, with the government's latest quarterly housing figures casting doubts an annual target can be met.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

300 to monitor village clearance

Activists are mobilising 300 people to monitor the government's land clearance operation at Tsoi Yuen Tsuen in Yuen Long today.

Wong Ho-yin, of the Tsoi Yuen Tsuen concern group, said the people had agreed on Facebook to show up at Shek Kong village today.

The government is demolishing the village to make way for the high-speed railway to Guangzhou.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Subsidies on cards for ferry operators

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

More than 50pc of minibuses have seatbelts

15 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Developers yet to issue new sales guidelines

Stricter measures on home sales are expected to be implemented today but the Real Estate Developers' Association has yet to issue guidelines for members.

Despite the absence of guidelines, the Transport and Housing Bureau said it believed the association will honour its word.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Complaint to Ombudsman over delays

Professional Commons, a policy advocacy body close to the pan-democracy camp that opposes the Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou express rail project, has complained to the Ombudsman that the Transport and Housing Bureau has delayed giving it feasibility study reports and economic analyses on the project.

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

10,000 oppose MTR line's path

More than 10,000 signatures opposing the South Island Line's alignment had been submitted to the government when a two-month objection period on the link ended yesterday.

The Transport and Housing Bureau was still working last night to identify the groups or individuals who had filed objections.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Lawmakers address taxi safety

The government should consider banning single taxi passengers from sitting next to the driver at night in light of a spate of taxi robberies, lawmaker Ip Wai-ming said yesterday.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

No quick decision on logistics park

No decision will be taken any time soon on whether to build a logistics park on Lantau, even though plans for cross-border links with the island are far advanced, a senior government source said.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

HK$88.6m sought for highway studies, design

Approval for funding of HK$88.6 million is being sought in the legislature for site studies and design of the Tuen Mun Western Bypass and Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link - a HK$20 billion highway system linking residents in the northwest New Territories to the airport. The Transport and Housing Bureau wants the site investigation to start in May for completion in about two years.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am