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  1. Clock tower may be used as landfill for reclamation

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Joshua But Workers demolished the old Star Ferry clock tower yesterday, with the pieces taken away by barge for possible use in reclamation of the harbour in Central. A construction crew that worked through the night, despite desperate attem ...

  2. Repurposing the Earth

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or waterways into land for development. The term can also mean the process of restoring damaged land to its natural state. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or landfill. Why land would ... of native plant and animal species. Land reclamation is also used to turn arid land into farmland in places that are experiencing desertification. Forms of land reclamation Landfill Landfills ...

  3. Many government departments would be willing to use renovated west wing

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the government so desperate to redevelop the existing 24,000 square-metre west wing, increasing its carbon footprint, destroying a heritage site and creating a pile of waste for our landfills, for a mere ...

  4. Lie of the land

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... have been quarried to provide landfill. Along Hong Kong Island's northern coastline, from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan, the tramlines mostly follow the 1841 shoreline; anything to the north is landfill. Hong Kong's central business district is literally built upon the rubble and rubbish of earlier times- an appropriate metaphor. Yau Ma Tei's famous Tin Hau temple- ...

  5. Central site could become a sterile concrete environment

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... already saturated landfills, destroy the old wall and tranquil green hillside in Ice House Street and subject Central to years of construction noise, air pollution and even worse traffic jams, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as residential areas, recreational areas or industrial areas. So why was the Tseung Kwan O landfill put so close to a residential area? Given that the landfill cannot be moved, at least more trees should ... If landfills are not to be expanded in the future, then we must reduce volumes of waste in Hong Kong. If the government is genuine about wanting to achieve this goal, then it must stimulate ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is an effective way to deal with the waste generation problems that we are encountering in Hong Kong. If an incinerator is not constructed, more pressure will be put on our landfills, which are already nearing capacity. I think it would be a very difficult task to find new locations for landfills. And even if a new site was found, it would eventually be filled, whereas an incinerator can keep ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... construction waste be tighter? From time to time when there have been complaints regarding landfilling and/or dumping of waste on private farmland, the government's reply has always been along the lines of, 'There is no violation of the land lease and under existing zoning policy; landfilling and storage is allowed on private farmland'. In that case, one would query what ...

  9. Concern at lack of details on waste disposal deal

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was HK$27. Dumping at landfills without sorting costs HK$125 per tonne. Man Chi-sum, a member of the Advisory Council on the Environment, urged the government to disclose the breakdown of the sum, ...

  10. 70pc of residents want Queen's Pier preserved: survey

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... from the whole old building cluster,' it argued. The party's proposals also included reducing the number of commercial buildings and parking places on the landfill site in Central, ...




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