Mong Kok site to be rezoned commercial
The Planning Department proposes rezoning the former Mong Kok Market site at the junction of Canton Road and Argyle Street from community use to commercial use. The department said a proposal for a community health centre on the site had been dropped because traffic noise was too loud. District councillor Henry Chan Man-yu said he would not object, but the future tower should include free community facilities to address a local shortage.
Minister says food safe in event of Daya Bay disaster
The city's supply of fresh food would not be affected by an accident at the Daya Bay nuclear plant, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said, as only about 7 per cent of the city's supply came from within 30 kilometres of the Guangdong plant.
Parents to march in protest over school move
Parents of Lingnan Primary School, Kindergarten and Day Nursery will mount a march from Queen's Road East to the Stubbs Road campus tomorrow in protest against the planned relocation of the school.
Researchers invent system to test herbs, food
Baptist University researchers have invented and patented an infrared system that detects the species and origin of Chinese herbs with 94 per cent accuracy. One of its developers said it could be adapted to test red wine and food products, which would be cheaper and more efficient than chemical analysis.
Call for independent study of third runway
The Airport Authority should not be in charge of the consultation on the third runway, a project it initiated, the Civic Party said. It called for the government to hire independent consultants to assess the impact of the project.