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Lantau Project short of 390k flats

The first phase of Lantau Tomorrow Vision project can make up two-thirds of the housing shortage over the next 30 years, head of the Sustainable Lantau Office said. Announcing preliminary details of the 1,000 hectares artificial


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93k private flats projected

The Transport & Housing Bureau estimated some 93,000 private flats will be available in the next three to four years. Releasing the figures today, the bureau said there were 9,000 unsold units in completed projects at the


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Kai Tak site up for tender

A non-industrial site in Kai Tak will be sold by public tender, the Lands Department said announced today. The site, New Kowloon inland lot No. 6553 at Kai Tak Area 4C site 1 in Kai Tak,


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27 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 27 building plans in February – nine on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories. Eleven were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, six for commercial developments, two


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Timely vetting of public works urged

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today urged lawmakers to take public interest into consideration and seize the time to vet funding proposals for public works projects. Speaking to the media, Mrs Lam said the Finance Committee and


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Innotech transforms construction in Hong Kong

Students can experience being knocked down by an iron bar or witness an explosion caused by volatile gases at the Hong Kong Institute of Construction’s Safety Experience Training Centre. The first of its kind in Hong


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Urbanization raising HK landslide risks

The Geotechnical Engineering Office says it recorded 253 landslides last year – up 66 percent from 2017 – and warns that the rise is set to continue, RTHK reports. The office’s deputy head, Au Yeung Yan-sang,


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Wheelock wins runway Kai Tak site

The tender for a Kai Tak residential site has been awarded on a 50-year land grant at a premium of $9.893 billion, the Lands Department announced today. The site at Kai Tak Area 4B Site 1,


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Rail works interim report released

The Government released the Interim Report of Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at & near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to Central Link Project today. In its interim report, the commission


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Lantau Artificial islands provide up to 260,000 flats

Artificial islands under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project will provide at least 45,000 private flats, Secretary for Development Michael Wong said. Speaking to the media after attending a radio show today, Mr Wong said the Kau


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