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  1. Islanders sail into Central to march against incinerator

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Hundreds of Cheung Chau and South Lantau islanders landed at Central pier number five yesterday for a protest march against plans to build a giant incinerator on nearby Shek Kwu ... The incinerator would emit about 2,900 tonnes of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide and 217 tonnes of respirable suspended particles per year. Around 700 people took part in the march from the Central ...

  2. Central bypass options set out

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Link to Wan Chai will eat up at least 11.5 hectares The proposed Central-Wan Chai bypass will require at least 11.5 hectares of reclamation, a government-commissioned engineering ... million. The tunnel would require 15 hectares to 18.5 hectares of reclamation. Recreational features including a promenade linking Central and North Point, a green leisure zone, and a waterfront ...

  3. Finance committee must back package to ensure trawling ban is successful

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the whole of Hong Kong, especially the long-ignored and beleaguered fishing community. The next important milestone is tomorrow when Legco's finance committee decides whether to accept ... not mean that people will necessarily be negatively affected, as new, exciting opportunities will open up. Finance committee members must ensure a vibrant future for our marine life ...

  4. Transport watchdog backs bypass tunnel

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for the controversial Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday that it had chosen the plan over two other tunnel options because it was the cheapest and required the least ... engineering report, committee members concluded that the controversial project should be built with a tunnel instead of a flyover. They said the tunnel option would have less visual impact than ...

  5. Committee to fund waste removal

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The Rural Committee that oversees Ho Sheung Heung village in Sheung Shui will fund the removal of construction waste dumped illegally on village land. Truck drivers who unloaded the waste had been identified, but they insisted they had obtained landowners' consent, legislator Lee Wing-tat said after a site visit by a Legislative Council committee. ...

  6. Government shown real way to conserve Central

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his 2009 policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced an ambitious 'Conserving Central' scheme which was supposed to herald a new government mentality over conservation and heritage issues and reflect the concerns of the public over these areas. 'The idea of conserving Central is premised on our respect for the history of the district,' said ...

  7. Air quality in Central reaches worst this year

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai As a chill wind from the north descended on the city yesterday, roadside air quality in Central plunged to its worst this year, posing a threat to public health. The air ... reading in Central was related to the district's setting and landscape. 'There will be air recirculation when the north wind interacts with the hills in Central, resulting in a trapping ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee, which discussed the final report of the Planning Department's '2030 study'. Committee chairwoman Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said members had voiced concerns on new developments in the northern New Territories. She also said people moving to areas such as Kwun Tung might not be able to pay high transport costs. Members urged the Central-Wan Chai bypass be started. ...

  9. Public sceptical of new bid to limit official cars

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... recently been introduced for all low-level governments by the general offices of the Communist Party Central Committee and the State Council, according to a Beijing News report yesterday. Li, formerly deputy director for cadre services under the Central Committee, said the measures underscored that only officials at or above the level of minister or governor would be allowed ...

  10. Events

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... company for the future'. China Club. French Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'J.F. Huchet- Debriefing on the Party Central Committee meetings'. On Hing Building, Central. Friday, November 27: French Chamber of Commerce workshop: 'Leadership skills'. On Hing Building, Central. ...




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