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  1. Green Games a long-term goal, says Sarah Liao

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hosting a carbon-neutral Olympics is a long-term aim rather than a practical, immediate objective, although Beijing will do its best to minimise emissions, says Hong Kong's former environment minister, now an adviser to the Beijing Games. Sarah Liao Sau-tung said the initial estimate of carbon emissions for the Beijing Games was about 400,000 tonnes- about ...

  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 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sarah Liao predicts bad air for two more years

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai She says things will worsen until power-plant cleanups take effect It will take at least two years before Hong Kong sees any improvement in its air quality and the situation will get even worse in the meantime, the environment chief said yesterday. Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said worsening air quality could not be arrested ...

  8. Cross currents swirling amid river debate

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... for a government project is a ploy to allow officials to avoid blame. Environment chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung told the Sunday Morning Post that the main purpose of the widely condemned works, which destroyed ...

  9. Transport chief studies phasing out of old cars

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai in Guangdong Sarah Liao is reviewing cost-effectiveness of scheme, which is among measures to reduce HK's air pollution The environment minister is studying ... Sarah Liao Sau-tung said officials were studying the cost and benefits of phasing out old vehicles. Although Hong Kong is closely following the European Union's new vehicle and emission ...

  10. Clean air's price

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are you willing to pay up to 9 per cent more on your electricity bill as a price for cleaner air- as Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung has suggested? Share your views: write to us. ...




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