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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... as early as next month multibillion-dollar waste infrastructure plans at the Legislative Council that recommend two other landfill extensions and a waste incinerator. He has spoken of the urgency to expand the city's waste infrastructure. The government plans were left stuck in a queue for funding requests amid filibustering at Legco's Finance Committee before the summer break. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sewage plants need upgrade to prevent more serious spills, says expert

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... of environmental concern group Green Sense, said: "Such an important piece of public infrastructure like Pillar Point should not be left to a contractor to run." The Environmental Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581519/sewage-plants-need-upgrade-prevent-more-serious-spills-says-expert
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Funding requests for incinerator and landfill extensions get through to final hurdle, despite filibuster and drama in Legco's public gallery Waste plan on edge of approval Environment officials have one more hurdle to clear as they seek funding for waste infrastructure plans after lawmakers waded through scores of motions tabled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519852/lawmakers-work-through-filibuster-hk18b-waste-incinerator-plan
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill ... vote on his waste infrastructure plan and was tight-lipped on his contingency plans if lawmakers veto his controversial landfill extension proposal. The plan to extend the landfill in Tseung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... high quality medical and educational institutions, developed commercial environment and public infrastructure." Beijing ranked fourth, behind Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen in terms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508707/beijing-still-among-chinas-most-competitive-cities-despite-smog-report
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Walkout chaos at council over Tuen Mun dump extension plan

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 02:15pm by Tanna Chong, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... It is necessary and urgent to build these infrastructures." The government is facing strong opposition to its proposal to expand the Tuen Mun, Tseung Kwan O and Ta Kwu Ling tips until a planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496636/walkout-chaos-council-over-tuen-mun-dump-extension-plan
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... adviser on international co-operation for the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, said Hong Kong needed to eliminate the “Nimby” (not in my backyard) public attitudes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459092/shek-kwu-chau-waste-incinerator-location-non-issue-says-dutch
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... standards, and experiment with progressive urban planning and transport infrastructure. The catch is that they simply may not work, if they get finished at all. Many other ambitious eco-city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five new treatment plants needed to achieve food waste reduction target

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... "This infrastructure is necessary and is like our daily necessities, similar to other facilities such as power plants," he said. Wong's 2014-22 food-waste plan sets out the urgency ... their lifestyles. "Many cities improve their waste infrastructure only after waste charging is introduced," he said. Wong said they would run a study next year on how best to collect and transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432052/five-new-treatment-plants-needed-achieve-food-waste-reduction-target
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loss of dolphin waters to third airport runway may cost city HK$36.1b

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by Ernest Kao

    ... small community-based or charitable projects and are not applicable for large infrastructure developments," a spokeswoman said. "SROI studies also lacked international assessment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431273/loss-dolphin-waters-third-airport-runway-may-cost-city-hk361b

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