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Yuen Long District

Corrections & clarifications

The caption on photographs of mud dumped on land at Hung Shui Kiu which accompanied yesterday's report, 'Mud dumped on green belt, but is it waste?', wrongly said that the land was bought by Chinachem Group in 2007.

Saturday, 1 January, 2011, 12:00am

Villagers angry work on railway has started

Work on the high-speed railway has already begun at Tsoi Yuen Tsuen but about 70 families remain in their homes - and are complaining about the noise.

MTR Corp contractors and lands and highways officials yesterday visited the Yuen Long village, where 20 to 30 empty houses have been fenced off and are to be demolished first.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Kuk leader denies knowledge of road-access row

New Territories power broker Lau Wong-fat distanced himself last night from a brewing dispute over an alleged HK$5 million 'road access' fee demanded from a group of Tsoi Yuen Tsuen villagers displaced by a high-speed-railway project in Yuen Long.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Kuk chief in HK$5m access row

New Territories power broker and executive councillor Lau Wong-fat is embroiled in a row over a HK$5 million 'access' payment demanded from a group of villagers displaced by work on the cross-border express rail line.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Living in a township of despair

It looked just like what the town's struggling residents needed: proposals to turn a 30,000-square-metre site at Tin Shui Wai into thriving businesses that offer thousands of new jobs and attract thousands of visitors.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

land development

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which of the following is not true about Tin Shui Wai?

a. It is a town filled with sad people.

b. It has an unemployment rate of 9 per cent, the highest in Hong Kong.

c. It has more than 350,000 residents.

d. The residents are in need of jobs.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Protesters urge developer to drop plans for luxury flats on wetland

Hundreds of nature lovers gathered in a rally at Nam Sang Wai yesterday demanding Henderson Land drop its drawn-out plan to develop a luxury estate in the picturesque Yuen Long wetland.

Numbering about 500, the protesters shouted in unison as they laid on the grass, clenching their fists: 'Safeguard Nam Sang Wai!'

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Migratory birds in danger of losing roosting ground to luxury project

The black shapes of thousands of great cormorants filling the gaps between the pale branches of trees in a Yuen Long wetland are a rare enough sight that may be about to get even rarer.

Bulldozers may soon arrive at the Nam Sang Wai wetland to start clearing much of it for a luxury housing development and golf course.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Villagers can't delay move any longer, official says

Eviction of villagers blocking a work site for the new cross-border express rail line had been done in a humane, effective and transparent way, the secretary for transport and housing said yesterday - sparking a sceptical response from a legislator who questioned her on the removals.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Protest forces officers to call off village clearance

Lands officers were forced to halt clearance of Tsoi Yuen Tsuen yesterday after their path was blocked by protesting villagers and hundreds of their supporters.

The residents of the village in Shek Kong, Yuen Long are being moved to make way for work on the HK$66.9 billion high-speed railway to Guangzhou.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am