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Nearly 2,000 flats planned as Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority targets 60-year-old tenements for wrecking ball

Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will redevelop more than 2.6 hectares of land in Cheung Sha Wan, including a cluster of 62-year-old tenement buildings, to provide nearly 2,000 private flats.The authority estimated about HK$10 billion (US$1.28 billion) would be needed to rehouse and compensate around 2,100 families in the Kim Sin Lane blocks, which were generally in “poor condition” and had a large number of subdivided flats.“Kim Sin Lane has very old tenement buildings built in 1959,…


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