Airing the dirty facts of the central harbour reclamation

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 09 October, 2003, 12:00am

Environmental group Clear the Air is weighing into the debate over the harbour reclamation.


The nearly 200-strong group has been active in Hong Kong since 1998, having participated in campaigns to bring in LPG for taxis, pedestrian-only areas (like the one in Lan Kwai Fong) and smoke-free dining in restaurants.


Christian Masset, 40, chairman of Clear the Air, says the Central reclamation project will not only ruin the harbourside but also add even more cars to the congested area. 'We want to let people know that this plan will not only ruin the harbourside but also the air quality. Another road means more cars, not less, because more people will have easier access to Central,' he said.


To hear more, drop in on Clear the Air's meeting at the rooftop bar of the Fringe Club tonight at 6.30pm, where Tse Chin-wan of the Environmental Protection Department will be giving a talk.


Call 9422 1347 or e-mail cleartheairhk@aol.com.