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  1. Purchasing 12 priority conservation sites would cost government $20b

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 12.01pm: The government would need to spend $20 billion if it was to buy out the 12 priority sites under the latest nature conservation policy, an official said ... their anger against the environmental minister when the officials briefed Heung Yee-kuk members on the new conservation scheme. The villagers said the scheme infringed their property rights and would ...

  2. NT villagers protest government's conservation policy

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 5.38pm: More than 100 New Territories villagers on Wednesday demonstrated against the government's new nature conservation policy- warning the plan would harm ... policy. Last month, the government identified 12 ecologically valuable private lands for conservation. The new policy will allow developments on the least sensitive parts of the sites under two ...

  3. Reject kuk's call for country park enclaves compensation

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The war cry by the Heung Yee Kuk for more compensation for conservation of country park enclaves must be shot down at once. The zonal compensation for resumption of agricultural land ... applications for land grants in the enclaves under the small house policy, while the department and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department try to implement the 'enclave ...

  4. Ada Wong tipped as culture minister

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... learned. The new culture bureau is to take over the duty of heritage conservation from the Development Bureau. Urban designers worry the change may defeat the current efficient mechanism ... conservation was passed from the Home Affairs Bureau to the Development Bureau when the latter was formed in 2007. The change was meant to tackle public anger at the demolition of historic structures, ...

  5. Officer's family sues government

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The family of a senior Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department field officer who died at work in 2006 is suing the government, claiming negligence. Ivan Heung Chee-leung, representing Heung Shu-pui's dependants, filed a writ in the High Court on Wednesday. Heung died on January 3, 2006, at a construction site at the Mong Tung Hang catch-water channel. ...

  6. Candidates urged to spell out environmental views

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Environment Compact', was drafted by the Conservancy Association and sent to all 162 election candidates yesterday. The contract addresses 10 major green issues. Among them are setting up a harbour conservation bureau, and opposition to plans for a super prison on Hei Ling Chau and the proposal to demolish the former subsidised housing project at Hunghom Peninsula. Candidates can ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung lays out problems but lacks substance on solutions

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with Beijing, poverty, housing and conservation. Some problems have been put into perspective. For instance, Leung rightly pointed out that the tension arising from mainland travellers does not mean we ...

  8. Villagers see red over green policy

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Kuk leaders say conservation scheme actually favours large developers over small landowners The new nature conservation policy will favour big developers and sacrifice ... denied by existing planning regulations. Kuk adviser Brian Kan Ping-chee said the best way to conserve land was to buy it from owners or swap land. 'Why do you always ask us to give? ...

  9. New foundation aims to preserve HK's assets

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... natural assets for long-term conservation. Widely tipped to be a frontrunner in the next chief executive election, Leung will jointly chair the new Hong Kong Countryside Foundation- ... and expertise of any volunteers who want to help,' a member said. According to the memorandum of the foundation, the body will 'secure for the long term public benefit, conservation ...

  10. Payouts not penalties for owners, kuk chief says

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it for the public good and that his family owned part of the land now included in the country park. The city has 24 designated country parks and 22 special areas for the purpose of nature conservation ...




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