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  1. Civil servants can be too inflexible, says Sarah Liao

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong Ex-minister says she was dissuaded against achieving some of her goals Civil servants are 'smart' and 'devoted' but some may need to be more proactive and learn to think out of the box, says Sarah Liao Sau-tung, who has just stepped down as secretary for environment, transport and works. Speaking of her experience ...

  2. Sarah Liao deflects flak over sewage plant upgrade

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government will rezone land adjacent to the sewage-treatment plant on Stonecutters Island by 2009 for an upgrade to show the administration's firm commitment to cleaning up the harbour, the environment minister said yesterday. The pledge by Sarah Liao Sau-tung came after a political party accused officials of delaying the provision of land for the upgrade, ...

  3. Desalination plant would cost HK$50b: Sarah Liao

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai It would cost HK$50 billion to build a desalination plant if Hong Kong wanted its own drinking water supply, the environment minister told legislators yesterday. The estimate was unveiled as part of a feasibility study into desalination to be ready later this year. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said it was too early ...

  4. Sarah Liao calls for higher sewage charge to clean up harbour

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumed to HK$2.90 in 10 years. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung described the proposed annual rise as 'gradual and affordable', but admitted ...

  5. Sarah Liao defends tree-felling scheme

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung appeared before legislators yesterday to defend the felling of trees growing from walls in a Shekkipmei housing estate park- and said some would be spared the axe. She said 18 trees growing from the wall along a nullah needed felling to allow work to cover the waterway, which residents say gives off a foul stench in summer. ...

  6. Sarah Liao rejects call for Tamar dioxin tests

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dikky Sinn Lawmakers keep up pressure for probe following a study claiming high levels The environment minister has rejected calls to test for dioxin at Tamar, saying the claim the site contained excessive amounts of the toxin is unfounded. 'We do not conduct a test because of rumours,' Sarah Liao Sau-tung said. Dr Liao was speaking a day after Laurie ...

  7. Sarah Liao attacked over deal on rail fares

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... But Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said this was not necessary. 'Adoption of the fare-adjustment formula on future railway fares is already a price cap. ...

  8. Firms can make green rules more than just slogans, says Sarah Liao

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung has urged Hong Kong businesses to heed international environmental benchmarks such as the 'green' principles imposed by the World Bank on projects they finance. The secretary for environment, transport and works expressed her support on a radio show yesterday for the Equator Principles drawn up by the International ...

  9. Lawmakers take Sarah Liao to task over KCRC crisis

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Minister attacked for failing to nip the problem in the bud Lawmakers yesterday accused the government of lacking foresight to resolve the management crisis that engulfed the KCRC last week before it spun out of control. The legislators aimed their criticism at Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung at a special transport panel meeting. ...

  10. Sarah Liao points the finger over traffic chaos

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Transport Department was largely responsible for traffic jams on May 9 that paralysed three main roads in Kowloon, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday. But she did not say what responsibility she and her bureau should bear. It was the first time the minister had specifically named a department since making a public apology ...




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