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  1. Airport businesses to cut emissions

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Joyce Ng

    ... Adrian Wan and Joyce Ng The Airport Authority and about 40 business partners have promised to cut the airport's carbon emissions by 25 per cent for each passenger or 100kg of cargo ... they will undertake more than 300 carbon-reducing actions. Carbon audits would be done every year to check the progress, Stanley Hui Hon-chung, the Airport Authority's chief executive, said. In one ...

  2. Expansion shouldn't get off the ground

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The huge cost means it is impossible to endlessly expand the airport to maintain our dominance in the region. So to raise its competitiveness the Airport Authority should spare no effort to enhance ... Hong Kong has long been an aviation hub for southeast China and our airport is expected to reach saturation point by 2017. While our airport contributes much to our affluence, I don't ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after about 50 years. But local officials could be wrong, as they have been with the Airport Express. The number of passengers taking this railway has fallen over the past few years because ... money on the proposed rail link to the mainland. Also, authorities cannot force Tsoi Yuen villagers to leave their homes to make way for the railway. Their ancestors have lived ...

  4. The sky's no limit

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... As the chairman of the Airport Authority prepares to step down, he leaves an engine of business growth flying high, writes Sarah Monks An airport is a place where planes take off and land, ... Authority end today. 'We're really thinking about the airport - a vital part of the infrastructure of Hong Kong - in a very different way,' said Mr Fung in his last interview ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the airport. I am disappointed that the Airport Authority did not take more responsibility in the aftermath of the strike. Perhaps some people assumed that the Transport Department has control over the taxi rank at the airport, but in fact it is under the jurisdiction of the authority. People blamed the department for handing out leaflets comparing red and green taxi fares, but the authority ...

  6. Shanghai plans wetland centre

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 'last virgin soil'. Jiuduansha Wetland Nature Reserve covers 42,000 hectares, 12km directly offshore from Pudong International Airport. Pudong New District plans to build the centre in the culture and tourism zone at Sanjiagang port, adjacent to the airport. It will provide visitor information and facilities for researchers studying the region. Local authorities did not say when ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Hong Kong Airport Authority are another reason for not choosing the airport. The authority charges airlines a large sum of money for landing, navigation, parking and other 'services'. ... the government and the Airport Authority have underestimated the benefits of low-cost carriers. Budget carriers like Ryanair and easyJet have developed rapidly in Europe and they have entirely changed ...

  8. Author discusses his vision of alternative to Kyoto accord

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison An environmental writer thinks the international community should produce a new climate agreement because the Kyoto Protocol is failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions. British author Oliver Tickell, 50, sat down with the South China Morning Post in the city last week and asserted why the climate accord should not be reformed after its commitment period ends in 2012. ...

  9. Runway could cross boundary

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... options for the runway were shown to Airport Authority board members after the authority commissioned consultants in July to study the feasibility of such a plan. One would take in some of the 12 ... Olga Wong The third runway proposed for the airport at Chek Lap Kok could intrude into mainland waters, as planners try to avoid contaminated seabed mud pits and protect nearby residents ...

  10. Pollution authorities record 48 convictions in May

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ZHUANG PINGHUI Updated at 5.38pm: The government on Tuesday said there had been 48 convictions for breaches of Hong Kong?s anti-pollution laws in May, of which 30 were under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance. A spokesman for the Environmental Protection ...




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