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  1. Assessment of bridge project's impact on air quality is flawed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a shame that the Advisory Council on the Environment found so little to question in the environmental impact assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project ('Environment watchdog backs delta bridge plan', October 13). The Highways Department's ridiculous claim that the bridge will have no residual air quality impact after it goes into operation, ...

  2. Lack of trust is hampering real progress on global warming, observers believe

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... said referring to UN talks in Copenhagen. 'But there has been little sign the two powers are willing to make necessary compromises to bridge their differences.' Yang Fuqiang, director ... substantial moves towards bridging their differences, he said. They were separated by major differences on carbon targets, technology transfers and funding shortages. 'It is not realistic ...

  3. Help finance a rail link for bridge to Macau, mainland

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, the Legislative Council's subcommittee for public works is due to decide on approving additional funding for studies for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Despite Hong Kong considering rail the backbone of its transport network, a rail link has been excluded for the bridge. Adding rail will increase the cost. Finding financing on the basis of direct revenue alone ...

  4. No U-turn allowed

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh cloh@civic-exchange.org The Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge seems like a foregone conclusion. It is to be built because Beijing has endorsed it, and there seems to be no opposition. It is taken for granted that the bridge will enhance the physical integration of the Pearl River Delta as a whole, and Hong Kong is prepared to fork out a large part of the cost. Indeed, ...

  5. HK community must get more involved in plans for the delta

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rather than explaining how much more will be lost. Little detail is provided of the new developments and massive reclamations that will reshape the entire delta. The action plan has many new road and rail links, including cross-delta links the administration did not show when it consulted the community on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Now we see that while we are building a road-only ...

  6. US still holds key to climate deadlock

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and advisers from 170 nations had little to show for their gathering in Tianjin apart from their carbon footprint. The goal of these talks, following the failure of last December's Copenhagen ... of climate change and advising governments how to respond, it says the effects are uncertain at regional level and there can be little confidence in predictions. It also does not rule out ...

  7. Super-jail seen as best use of island

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a selection process that concluded there was little potential for alternative development, a senior security official said. Green groups and Lantau residents have expressed outrage at the choice of Hei Ling Chau, where an 80-hectare plot is to be reclaimed from the sea and a 2.2km bridge built to connect it with Lantau. Opponents say Kong Nga Po near the border- which was shortlisted ...

  8. Our laws don't foster respect for environment

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protective ordinances are so outdated that they are of little consequence to offenders. That's not to say that we have little regard for our environment. The government has had protective ... and is a mere HK$5,000. Little can be done about protecting greenery on private land. The result is last week's sentence, an inconsequential deterrent for a developer. Considerably more shocking ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the local area, which at present has very little traffic. Indeed, Mui Wo has very small, one-way streets winding around the shops, school, and ferry and bus terminal. If the bridge is to take 700 ... that Hong Kong is the little sister of Shanghai. Shanghai was listed No16 in a survey on daily cost of living, while Hong Kong was ranked No5- more expensive. If Hong Kong citizens want to gamble, ...

  10. No place for clouded vision on pollution

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and water pollution, receive much lower priority. While the bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau is on the fast track to approval and construction, Hong Kong officials are not expecting ... sixth annual meeting earlier this year. The bridge was item number one. Sars prevention and reporting on infectious diseases, understandably, was also prominent. But air pollution- which in Hong ...




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