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  1. Bureau ditches HK$15b incinerator funding bid

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Environment Bureau has abandoned its HK$23 billion funding request for what it says is an urgently needed waste incinerator and landfill expansion ... the south coast of Lantau, will face uncertain delays when they are left to the next government to decide as requested by lawmakers at an environment panel meeting. Despite the government's ...

  2. Christine Loh poised for senior environment post

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'no comment',' she said. Spokesmen for the Environment Bureau and the Chief Executive's Office also declined to comment. 'The selection process for the undersecretaries ... should consider giving up her think tank role because it may lead to a conflict of interests.' Civic Exchange's financial sponsors include power firm CLP. The Environment Bureau ...

  3. Recruitment for five bureau posts extended

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bureaus for ministers-in-waiting to choose from. It has decided to reopen recruitment for undersecretaries for the bureaus of security, transport and works, environment, constitutional ... can recruit talented people,' he said. For the post of undersecretary for environment, at least two known candidates were interviewed, including William Yu Yuen-ping, head of WWF Hong ...

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    Government contractors trash environment

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to itself, the government is building a pagoda near Pak A Village. However, the contractors have shown no regard for the environment and have trashed the area with construction debris and lumps ... Bureau. When presented with photographic evidence of the despoilation, the bureau promptly conducted a site inspection and ordered the contractor to clear up the mess. We're told it is going ...

  5. Culture bureau to inspire vision

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and departments to generate an environment friendly to artistic creativity. They also wanted the new bureau to review the existing arts funding mechanism and distribution of resources. Having the right ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A new culture bureau must have a vision of cultural development, foster the growth of the arts, safeguard creative freedom and never function ...

  6. Architect tipped for environment job

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung An experienced architect who specialises in low-carbon buildings is expected to head the Environment Bureau in the new government. Wong Kam-sing, a core member ... Sense president Roy Tam Hoi-pong said: 'He's really an environment-friendly person. But I'm afraid he would face many challenges and would need much more political determination ...

  7. Environment officials made so many mistakes with incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Environmental Protection Department must be feeling disappointed that its plans for a super-incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau have now been put on hold ('Bureau ditches HK$15b ... and pay for the replacement of old vehicles? Sorry, Environmental Protection Department, if you want the Hong Kong people to believe that you are really committed to protection of the environment ...

  8. Warning on plans for bureau shake-up

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the workload of the chief secretary and financial secretary. He also planned to set up a bureau to oversee the city's cultural policy, and to restructure the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau into two separate bureaus- an Information and Technology Bureau and an Industrial, Commercial and Tourism Bureau. A person close to Leung said the new government would also consider ...

  9. Border families' HK$200m payout

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cross-border checkpoint- if lawmakers approve the payout. An estimated 344 households are covered under the Development Bureau's proposal to grant special ex-gratia allowances to villagers displaced by the facility, which will link Heung Yuen Wai in Ta Kwu Ling with Liantang in Shenzhen. The bureau will seek funding approval of HK$211 million from Legco's finance committee next ...

  10. Hotline on risky trees is in demand

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government departments, said Kieran O'Neill, who heads the government's landscape and tree management team in the Development Bureau. O'Neill, the bureau's principal assistant secretary, is a landscape architect whose duty is to tackle the problem of falling trees and branches, and to improve the urban environment by adding greenery. Of the 8,940 complaints received, 7,589 ...




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