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Property acquisition for Ma Tau Wai Road Project to begin after completion of statutory procedures

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) intends to issue offer letters to owners of 159 property interests of the Ma Tau Wai Road/Chun Tin Street project by the end of January 2011, subject to there being no appeals made against the project on or before 17 January 2011.

This is a decision resolved by the Board of the URA today ( Monday), taking into consideration a gazettal notice giving the Secretary for Development's authorisation to the URA to proceed with the above development project last Friday. 

In accordance with S28 (1) of the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance (URAO), an objector to a development project who is aggrieved by a decision of the Secretary for Development may appeal to the secretary to the Appeal Board panel within 30 days after notification of the Secretary's decision.

In the circumstances, the URA will only be able to issue offers should there be no appeals within the 30-day publication period of the project, i.e. until 17 January 2011.

"The URA will begin the property acquisition process once the necessary statutory planning procedures are completed," a spokesperson for the URA added.