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  1. Harbour committee weighs up three tunnel options for easing congestion

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the Harbourfront Enhancement Advisory Committee were told yesterday. The idea was one of three options presented by the government to the committee as it held its first meeting. The government committee was announced on March 9 after the High Court gave the green light to the Central Reclamation project. The 29-member body will advise the government on planning land use, design and development issues ...

  2. Committee needs real teeth to protect harbour

    Posted May 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The committee should be given the task of seeing that this does not happen, and its ability to shape government plans should be real. The government defends its existing blueprints for the Central ... are seeking out harbour views, fresh air and respite from the concrete towers of the main business and shopping districts. Yesterday, thousands spent their afternoon demonstrating against the Central ...

  3. Committee weighs competing pier designs

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... submitted to the committee yesterday. The new pier will be built on the future harbourfront after the existing two piers are demolished to make way for the Central-Wan Chai bypass and related ... the new pier to the future MTR station at the exhibition centre to increase usage, as the existing piers were underused. In another paper submitted to the committee, the Central and Western ...

  4. Harbourfront committee has been more than a PR exercise

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee in an earlier editorial ('A missed opportunity to protect our harbour', February 22). You suggested that, in its six years of existence, the committee has been no more than a public- relations exercise. It is true that it was created amid public concerns about the government's reclamation plans. But it is unjustifiable to suggest that the committee's efforts ...

  5. Government determined to ruin the only greenery left in Central

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... land in Central and sell it to developers. This was despite the government knowing that office and commercial developments erected there would aggravate traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, and overcrowding in Central and that such an approach would be irresponsible town planning. Your report ('Skyscraper plans for Government Hill site', September 18) confirmed our ...

  6. Relocation to Central will not shut pier to ferries, museum pledges

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The privately owned Maritime Museum, under criticism for its plan to move to one of the Star Ferry piers in Central, has given an assurance it has no plan to shut the pier to ferries and that there will still be plenty of public space after it moves in. The museum, now on the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley, presented its plan to a committee of the Central ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stronger harbour committee brings better balance in development of waterfront

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to the waterfront. The mission of the now-defunct Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, established in 2004, was to give them a bigger say in what happens to their most precious natural asset, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com City's Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after multimillion-dollar facelift at Central pier The high seas presented in all their glory The city's Maritime Museum reopens next week at Pier Eight in Central after an eight-month hiatus and a multimillion-dollar overhaul. The museum, set up by private donors in 2004, moved last June from ...

  10. Subsidies on cards for ferry operators to outlying islands

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... charges- the government will also reimburse vessel maintenance costs. In a paper to be discussed at next Friday's meeting of the Legislative Council's Finance Committee, the Transport ... from 2011-12 to 2014-15. The existing licence period of five major routes- including the more popular ones of Central to Cheung Chau and Central to Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma- end ...




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