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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau Green campaigners against an artificial beach at Lung Mei lose challenge against the government's refusal to revoke a permit for works to begin Tai Po ... of an artificial beach at Lung Mei came from Tai Po District Council, which wanted to cater for residents without access to a bathing beach. It will stretch for 200 metres, with room for 4,000 swimmers. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong officials defend artificial beach plan as 'win-win' amid criticism

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:47pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau The government on Thursday staged a high-profile defence against environmentalists who oppose the construction of an artificial beach on an ecologically rich shoreline in Tai ...   Some popular artificial beaches in the world: Sentosa Resort, Singapore The popular man-made island resort in Singapore attracts five million visitors a year. The 2 kilometre long sheltered ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Green activist challenges approval of Tai Po artificial beach in court

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Green activist challenges approval of Tai Po beach Construction of an artificial beach in Tai Po was approved based on a "false and misleading" ... launched by activist Ho Loy, of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, in a bid to revoke the building permit of the beach at Lung Mei to protect rare spotted seahorses. The International Union ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei activist confident on judicial review for artificial beach plan

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 03:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Rushed start in fight to halt fake beach The first hearing for a judicial review request over the government’s decision to allow an artificial beach near Tai ... would evaluate measures to protect nearly 200 marine species said to inhabit the site, including the rare Hippocampus kuda species of spotted seahorse. A 200-metre artificial beach ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist puts case for artificial beach review

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Save Lung Mei Alliance member asks High Court to scrutinise government decision on project Activist puts case for artificial beach review A green activist ... is seeking leave for a judicial review in order to halt the artificial beach project at Lung Mei, where spotted seahorses, classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups seek judicial review over artificial beach

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Green groups seek judicial review over artificial beach Conservationists will seek a judicial review in their latest effort to block a man-made beach project ... over the project. The coalition is fighting to stop a muddy tidal coastline at Lung Mei from being transformed into a 200-metre artificial seaside with room for 4,000 swimmers. The Civil ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Bid to block artificial beach in court

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Greens will seek a judicial review as they try to stop the Tai Po development from going ahead Bid to block artificial beach in court A coalition of green groups is to lodge a judicial review in the High Court today against the man-made beach project on the Tai Po coast that could go under construction as soon as next week. The Save Lung Mei ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Civil servants 'violating neutrality' by pushing artificial beach at Lung Mei

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Union, which has publicly backed the beach plan. A spokesman for the department said its officers were duty-bound to promote the project, as it was a proponent of the artificial beach; therefore, ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Civil servants 'violating neutrality' on beach plan A green group has accused civil servants of crossing the lines of political neutrality, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Activists raise alarm over toxins at Lung Mei site for artificial beach

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... at artificial beach Further doubts have been raised over the water quality near a proposed artificial beach in Tai Po after an environmental group found sea snails with defective sex organs- signalling ... building the beach but asked for more time to discuss the recent concerns raised, including the ecological impact and the safety of swimmers if an artificial beach was built at Lung Mei. Kwan ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials ask conservationists for more details on artificial beach plan

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... scrutiny of Tai Po beach plan Officials are seeking more details about claim that the environmental impact study done on the Lung Mei artificial beach project in Tai Po was misleading, in what ... goal," he said. The letter was sent after the civil engineering department extended the tender for construction of the beach by three months- from January 9 to April 9. "We believe ...




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