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  1. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Tenth Hong Kong container terminal, costing HK$100b, may not be financially viable, consultants say

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by Anita Lam

    ... to decontaminate the site, dump the polluted mud and assess its impact on the environment. Meanwhile, industry chiefs say that making better use of existing facilities could boost port capacity by 15 per ...

  2. Guangdong takes new steps to cut pollution

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Measures announced as province says it has closed 1,500 factories in three years Guangdong officials yesterday announced new measures to help polluters minimise emissions. The announcement came as the authorities said they had closed 1,500 polluters in the past three years in an attempt to highlight efforts made before cross-border talks today on air pollution and other ...

  3. Noise levels should be published, officials say

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Property developers should publish buildings' ambient noise levels in promotional brochures for homebuyers, environmental officials have proposed. The Environment Protection Department said yesterday 1.1 million people in the city are estim ...

  4. Choked up

    Posted Dec 01st 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than three in four people surveyed in Hong Kong claim to have suffered respiratory problems because of polluted air. Two in five blamed poor air quality for skin allergies. Seventeen out of 20 respondents rated Hong Kong's air as bad or very bad, and more than half believed vehicle emissions were the biggest contributor to air pollution. The poll was conducted ...

  5. UK transport chief visits for carbon talks

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... by March 2011. It has also introduced congestion charges in an attempt to reduce traffic and cut down on air pollution. In Hong Kong, hybrid buses are being studied by the three major bus ...

  6. Air quality report set to boost HK, Guangdong ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the neighbours' air pollution indices, and on standards for exhaust emissions and effluent discharge. Such proposals, along with proposals on ways to lower customs barriers and liberalise cross-border ... mechanisms, but said they should follow international standards. 'It is good that we can compare pollution figures from the two places, but it would be even better if these figures could also ...

  7. Air-quality proposals 'bad for business'

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Olga Wong

    ... in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok as a pilot scheme to separate residents and pedestrians from roadside air pollution. While the Environmental Protection Department has already suggested ... are already in place in these areas at certain times. The government said permanently restricting vehicles would further reduce the public's exposure to roadside pollution. The cost of low ...

  8. Gas pipeline 'needed to curb power costs'

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of pollutants were close to zero. In response to questions of whether there would be a reduction in power tariffs amid a drop in coal costs over the past few months, Mrs Yuen said she considered current ...

  9. Power firms in air-quality pact

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... said Hongkong Electric and CLP Power had agreed to use cleaner fuels during the events in an effort to cut emission of pollutants during the Olympic and Paralympics events. 'The two ... set of air pollution indices and the two governments would also continue to assist the 60,000 Hong Kong enterprises in the Pearl River Delta to reduce emissions. Speaking on a radio programme, ...

  10. Public urged to check for respiratory illness

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... from the disease- some even in the terminal stage- had never sought treatment, as many tended to put it down to an unhealthy lifestyle. Directly linked to air pollution, Dr Leung said ... is directly linked to air pollution, was about: 100,000 ...




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