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  1. 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 ...

  2. How representative are URA's district advisory committees?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to involve public in renewal plans', April 2). Strangely, no mention was made of the fact that there are already six district advisory committees in place, as can be seen from the Urban Renewal Authority's annual report. These cover Wan Chai, Central and Western, Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong, Kwun Tong and Kowloon City. So what have these committees been doing? Nothing, from my experience ...

  3. Panel to review Central-Wan Chai bypass

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng A harbour advisory committee yesterday appointed transport and economic experts to review the planned Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Harbour-front Enhancement Committee will next month convene the expert panel, which aims to 'reach a broad consensus on transport matters, including the question of the need for the Central-Wan Chai bypass and its connections ...

  4. Locals take to the streets in show of solidarity with mainland protesters

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Winnie Yeung

    ... of anti-Japan protests on the mainland. The Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, which organised the rally, said more than 12,000 people took part. Police estimated 5,000. Unlike ... started at 3.30pm with protesters marching from Victoria Park to the Central Government Offices, chanting slogans to denounce Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its ...

  5. Attempt to restore credibility to harbour advisory committee

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... reclamation options being released in the name of the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee without its approval. Two committee members will present a paper in which they will call for the secretariat to be held accountable to the advisory body instead of the government. Ng Mee-kam and Alvin Kwok Ngai-kuen will propose that consultants must send their reports to the committee members instead ...

  6. 'No need for committee to see plan for harbour'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Taskforce chief blames communication lapse for anger over reclamation options The chairman of the Harbour Enhancement Committee's taskforce on the Wan Chai reclamation yesterday blamed an 'internal communication problem' as the cause for complaints by some committee members that they were kept in the dark about new reclamation plans. But Leung Kong-yui, ...

  7. Long-overdue chance to create oasis in Central

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In a city where real estate is prized, the almost abandoned Central Market stands out. It has been that way since the 200 stalls in the 72-year-old building were closed eight years ago so ... has at its heart the idea of creating an oasis in the middle of Central. This is as it should be. The building has been preserved by public demand and it has to be as much as possible turned ...

  8. The Planner

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends today Imaging Images Group show of works by local painters Cho Yeou-Jui, Carol Ho Oi-yan, Lam Tung-pang, Stephanie Sin Long-yee and Francis ... Artists (HK Committee) show of works by 14 artists including Norman de Brackinghe, Bonita Chan Wai-ho and Wong Kwok-chung. Today, 11am-7pm, State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger St, ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Will the reforms improve management of the ESF? I found it interesting that at the Public Accounts Committee hearing on Friday it was mentioned that Secretary for Education and Manpower ... The other point of interest was the suggestion that the Education and Manpower Bureau representative on the ESF executive committee did not have a voice and that executive committee members were ...




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