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21 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 21 building plans in February – four on Hong Kong Island, 10 in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories. Eleven were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, six for commercial developments, two


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17 land transactions in Q1

The Lands Department registered 13 lease modifications and four land exchanges in the Land Registry during the quarter ending March, of which seven were technical changes involving nil premium. Seven transactions were on Hong Kong Island,


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Hong Kong Gov’t to enhance harbourfront

The Development Bureau will have two main harbourfront development tasks in the future. Secretary for Development Michael Wong told lawmakers today the bureau’s first task will be to optimally use a dedicated funding of $500 million.


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Hong Kong: Bridge Concrete structures alleged to have drifted, fallen into sea

Alarm bells were ringing last week over the apparent drift of a large quantity of concrete structures intended to protect the edges of two artificial islands that form an undersea link along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.


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Seawall claims rebuffed

Director of Highways Daniel Chung has refuted claims a seawall for an artificial island on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has washed away. At a press briefing today, he said he met with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge


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Hong Kong Gov’t to study bridge, train safety

Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan says the Government will look into two recent incidents that have aroused public concern about the safety of two cross-boundary projects. Speaking to reporters today, he said the Government


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Authorities deny any issues with bridge project

An extension of reclamation works for two sections of seawall where the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge would pass was only a temporary mitigation measure and would eventually be cleared away, the government insisted. Authorities were also optimistic


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Antique building deal approved

The Chief Executive in Council today approved a land exchange with the owner of 23 Coombe Road to preserve a historic building on the site for revitalisation. The building, built in 1887, is one of the


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Construction works at Kai Tak River to improve flood safety

East Kowloon residents will be better protected from flooding when improvement works on a section of the Kai Tak River are completed next month. The 2.4km river is one of the area’s major drainage channels. Due to


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Kai Tak site to be sold

A Kai Tak site in the 2017-18 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender, the Lands Department has announced. New Kowloon Inland Lot No. 6568 at Kai Tak Area 1F, Site 1, Kai Tak,


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