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  1. Central preservation proposals show common-sense approach

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is transformed and becomes a venue for recreational activities. Many buildings there are of great historical value with unique designs. They add colour to our lives. By preserving them can we pass on our ... science, cultural development [and food safety and product testing]. He also talked about the preservation of Central and there has been much discussion about this plan. The aim is to turn Central ...

  2. Blueprint to save city's historic heart

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... billion in potential land revenue. They include preserving part of the government's headquarters buildings and turning the Central Market into an 'urban oasis'. The chief executive, ... knowledge-based industries develop. Among eight projects to improve quality of life in Central, Tsang proposed to preserve Government Hill- the centre of administration since the earliest colonial times- ...

  3. Villagers pay price for preserving HK's water

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which the city draws its water. Under various measures imposed since 1985, most of the economic activity in the area has been shut down to preserve the purity of the water supplied to Hong Kong ...

  4. Support for tree preservation

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Almost all would-be lawmakers say they support legislation aimed at preserving trees in the city. Five green groups- the Conservancy Association, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, ... candidates or party tickets supported a call for a law preserving trees in the city that would comprehensively detail how they would be protected. On Wednesday, a tree- which experts said could have ...

  5. Let's halt destruction of historic Graham Street area for profit

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the resumption of land for the Graham Street market redevelopment scheme, which will effectively put a death sentence on the most historic street market in Hong Kong. For many people who love ... disturbances, is estimated to last five to seven years. The historic urban fabric of this area will be totally destroyed with this kind of large-scale, blanket redevelopment. The air and noise pollution ...

  6. Historic opportunity for a cleaner, greener world

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... limits and say the rich economies- as, historically, the biggest polluters- should pay for the cleanup and help them develop clean technology and alternative energy. The latest signals from ... closer to cities or to where they work. China and the US must work together to foster a better environment for future generations. They must not squander this historic opportunity. ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a tourist guide I picked up at the airport, only goes to highlight our own government's inability to protect and preserve historic sites. Whilst credit must be given to the Museum of Coastal ... What do you think of the state of historic military sites? As a frequent visitor to Hong Kong's wartime ruins and relics, I am nothing short of heartbroken to see them in such a state ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have agreed that the historic Wan Chai Market should be preserved because it is a remnant representation of 1930s architecture. This is reasonable enough. But it might be difficult for those ... of values become apparent. Heritage conservation should not be about isolated projects but about a larger process- one which not only preserves the historic past, but also creates new values ...

  9. The flame of hope for our environment's future must be kept burning

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... not merely sentimental or nostalgic value. A thriving marine environment with sustainable fisheries has real economic value, not just value for greenies who enjoy nature. Preservation of historic buildings (or better, historic neighbourhoods) has real economic value: witness how tourism appeal is enhanced in cities which have preserved their cultural and architectural heritage- the examples ...

  10. Tram takeover heralds new line on an old friend

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that it understands and respects the tram service and its historical place in the city. Who knows, it may even contribute to making the trams more comfortable for passengers while preserving their iconic ... Veolia Environnement, it inevitably provoked nostalgia- and concern. Wharf has a responsibility to help Veolia preserve the trams' unique cultural characteristics and service. Though ...




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