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  1. Bureau seeks new bids to develop Haw Par Mansion

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The future of Haw Par Mansion remains unclear after the only bid to redevelop the historic building was rejected. The Development Bureau invited tenders again yesterday after revealing the sole bid did not meet some of the mandatory requirements. The bureau declined to identify the bidder or indicate which requirements were not met. The first round ...

  2. Dispute over promenade site unresolved

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Transport and Housing Bureau is still trying to resolve relocation arrangements for 12 waste-paper exporters that have to move from Kwun Tong Public Cargo Working Area by July to make way for a waterfront promenade. The bureau told lawmakers yesterday that it planned to offer four more berths at the Rambler Channel cargo area in Tsuen Wan to the exporters, which had ...

  3. Tropical Storm Haima sends trees tumbling

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kindergartens and special schools were closed. The Development Bureau reported 87 cases of trees or branches falling throughout the city. A woman was injured when a 20-metre tree fell on a car heading ...

  4. Sinopec leak casts cloud over Shanghai

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Protection Bureau said yesterday initial investigations found that the stench was caused by a leak of sulphides, including hydrogen sulphide, at the Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical refinery. Air-quality checks found hydrogen sulphide levels were eight times higher than the prescribed limit, the bureau said, adding that the leak had been stopped. 'The aforementioned substance will, ...

  5. A waste plant, a dead baby and a fight for justice

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... department of the Songjiang Environmental Protection Bureau said the Zhaohong waste station had never been approved. He also said the bureau was unaware of the waste station until Eastday's ... a small enterprise move? They were obviously colluding with each other.' In October, the couple also appealed to the municipal Commerce Department, Environmental Protection Bureau ...

  6. City 'playing dirty' to seize farmers' land

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... wanted... produced 120 million kg of grain every year, as it is the most fertile soil in central China,' he said. But Zheng Peng, the Communist Party head at Huayin's water bureau, said ...

  7. Fears for landmark lake's ecosystem, as huge construction starts beneath

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... a Guangzhou-based ecologist familiar with the lake, said they believed the ecosystem could recover if the planning bureau and construction bodies drew up good plans. But Professor Peng Shaolin, an ecologist ... at the Huizhou Environmental Protection Bureau's environmental impact appraisal division said. A section head at the Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau's propaganda office said ...

  8. Consumers should not have to pay the entire cost of new e-waste levy

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Environment Bureau has unveiled the direction and approach of the long-awaited proposed legislation for the management of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE). Hong Kong ... The bureau proposes a bill requiring WEEE producers to be responsible for collecting, dismantling and recycling of the WEEE produced, imported and sold in Hong Kong, instead of having taxpayers ...

  9. Wave puts Taiwan on high alert

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and for this, we lifted the tsunami warning at 6.40pm,' a spokeswoman of the Central Weather Bureau said. That fell far short of the 50cm to one metre wave forecast by the bureau. Kuo Chi-wen, ...

  10. Arrests made in factory protest

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Saturday. Deputy director of the Haining municipal Environment Protection Bureau, Chen Hongming, said at a press conference on Saturday the government was investigating claims against the Jinko ... city, which oversees Haining, said on his microblog account on Saturday that the Haining Environment Protection Bureau had ordered the factory to cease production on all lines that produced ...




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