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Views sought on harbour front site

The Development Bureau today launched a sounding exercise to obtain market feedback on the viability of developing the Urban Park site at the Hung Hom harbourfront under a public-private sector partnership. Subject to the feedback, the


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Lantau site to be sold

A Lantau site in the 2018-19 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender, the Lands Department announced today. Lot No. 738 in Demarcation District No. 332 South Lantau Road, Cheung Sha, is designated for


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As cramped Hong Kong eyes $64 billion island-building plan, critics say developers are hoarding unused land

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s government says it needs to build billions of dollars’ worth of artificial islands to give the city’s glittering skyline room to grow, but critics say developers are hoarding unused land that could


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Tokyo mulling complex with convention center on Tsukiji market site

The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering building a complex including a convention center on the site of the closed Tsukiji fish market, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. The Tokyo government will outline on


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25 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 25 building plans in November last year – five on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and 13 in the New Territories. Thirteen were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, nine were for


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Sai Kung to get over 9000 Apartments

Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), one of the city’s biggest housebuilders, has reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s government to build more than 4,700 villas and medium-rise flats on a converted piece of farmland in Sai


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Taiwan Water Corp eyes Java water project

Taiwan Water Corp Taiwater has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build a water purification plant in Indonesia based on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, the state-owned company said on Saturday last week. The new water


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$17.5b cash call to finish basement at W Kowloon

An additional HK$17.5 billion will be needed to finish a giant basement underneath the West Kowloon Cultural District, according to documents submitted to lawmakers. The Legislative Council’s Finance Committee previously approved HK$6 billion for three stages


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HKIA Terminal 1 to undergo HK$2b renovation

Airport officials have announced a HK$2 billion facelift for Terminal 1 to cope with an expected rise in passenger numbers. The authority’s latest facelift for the terminal, which was opened in 1998, raises the total price


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Expensive Hong Kong artificial island plan meets local resistance

Advocates for the plan say it is the only way to create enough land for housing and build a smarter city, but detractors have said it ignores Hong Kongers’ immediate needs, while pleasing China Hong Kong,


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