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29 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 29 building plans in September – nine on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories. Of the approved plans, 11 were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, eight


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93K flats forecast

The projected private flat supply for the next three to four years is 93,000 units, unchanged from the previous estimate. The Transport & Housing Bureau today said there were 10,000 unsold units in completed projects at


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Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

Proposed HSR extension would enable trains to reach Yilan from Taipei in 13 minutes TAIPEI — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan


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Tuen Mun South Extension in the pipeline

The Government is set to ask the MTR Corporation (MTRC) to start the detailed planning and design for the Tuen Mun South Extension in the coming year. Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan told legislators


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22 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 22 building plans in August – seven on Hong Kong Island, eight in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. Of the approved plans, 10 were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, three


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Land resumption to boost supply

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today announced in her Policy Address that the Government will expedite its planning work and resume three types of private land wholly for developing public housing and Starter Homes. The three types


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Hong Kong’s construction workers to be impacted by salary freeze

The Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union proposed for salary for construction workers to be frozen next month. This is the first time that salaries will not be adjusted upwards in the last 10 years.


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13 land transactions in Q3

The Lands Department registered 12 lease modifications and one land exchange in the Land Registry during the quarter ending September, of which six were technical changes involving nil premium. Five transactions were on Hong Kong Island,


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9 pre-sale consents issued

The Lands Department issued nine pre-sale consents for residential developments in the third quarter of the year. They were issued for eight residential developments, involving 4,101 units. Three developments in Mid-Levels East, Sham Shui Po and


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Cavern plan to free up and expand city’s land resources

The Government is actively exploring sustainable and innovative approaches to expand the city’s land resources. One viable source of land supply is rock cavern development. The relocation of suitable existing government facilities to caverns can release


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