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  1. News - Hong Kong - WASTE

    Hong Kong could be overwhelmed with rubbish by the end of this decade, warns minister

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... construction of an incinerator and expansion of a landfill. "It is an urgent issue and action is needed now," Wong Kam-sing said. The environment secretary was lobbying members of the Legislative Council environmental affairs panel to support an HK$18.2 billion incinerator on a man-made islet off Shek Kwu Chau and expansion of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The panel declined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434333/hong-kong-could-be-overwhelmed-rubbish-end-decade-warns-minister
  2. News - Hong Kong - LANDFILLS

    Lunch with Carrie Lam? Expect plenty of waste

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Lunch with Carrie Lam? Expect plenty of waste Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is expected to lobby for support to expand the city's three landfills when ... chairman Lau Wong-fat said he would reiterate his call for the government to scrap its landfill expansion plans. "Two months after the Legislative Council Finance Committee deferred the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1307864/lunch-carrie-lam-expect-plenty-waste
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Auction house gives up on HK$28 million painting that was thrown out by hotel cleaners

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Clifford Lo

    ... house that sold a Chinese painting for over HK$28 million this week- only for it to apparently end up in a landfill- has decided not to pursue the matter, police say. Poly Auction Hong Kong told ... station near Tuen Mun, where everything would be compacted before being sent to a landfill. "It sounds a bit unprofessional," said a veteran practitioner in the auction business. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472120/painting-sells-auction-hk28m-then-mistaken-rubbish-and-thrown-away
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2014

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... to expand landfills? The Legislative Council should be told what the phase two plan involves before approving a vast sum of money for the first incinerator. Mr Wong is now saying an incinerator ... R. Vuylsteke, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (" HK must get behind plans for incinerator, landfill extensions ", April 15). He said the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1486194/letters-editor-april-18-2014
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Carrie Lam's landfill plea to Tuen Mun council falls on deaf ears

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Lam's landfill plea falls on deaf ears Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has failed to persuade the Tuen Mun District Council to support a landfill extension ... said. Radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung has said he will mount a filibuster at today's meeting, the last in this legislative session. Lam said the landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1280599/carrie-lams-landfill-plea-tuen-mun-council-falls-deaf-ears
  6. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Green Sense calls for Gin Drinkers Bay landfill to become public golf course

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Environmentalists suggest new public course could compensate for lost Fanling facilities A 29-hectare closed landfill could be turned into a nine-hole golf course to compensate ... for Green Sense. The Gin Drinkers Bay Landfill in Kwai Chung was closed in 1979 and is one of the few restored landfills that have not been given a new use. A small part of it became a BMX park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1285624/green-sense-calls-gin-drinkers-bay-landfill-become-public-golf-course
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Wong-fat vows to block second landfill extension, in Tuen Mun

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 03:23pm by Stuart Lau, CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau, Cheung Chi-fai and Emily Tsang Second landfill extension in jeopardy Environment officials struggling to find space for the city's rubbish may have to shelve another landfill extension plan after pro-government lawmakers joined pan-democrats in opposing it. New Territories leader and lawmaker Lau Wong-fat said yesterday he would do all he could to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277933/lawmaker-vows-lead-fight-vote-down-tuen-mun-landfill-extension
  8. News - Hong Kong

    HK government fails to pass controversial landfill extension proposals

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 07:30pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com The Hong Kong government has failed to obtain funding for its controversial proposals to extend two landfills after lawmakers on Friday deferred ... funding requests for the Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling landfill extension projects. The two motions to stop the debate were passed by 32 to 28 and 31 to 29. Both motions had been raised by Liberal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1281220/hk-government-fails-pass-controversial-landfill-extension-proposals
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    All three landfill expansion plans to be resubmitted to Legco

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Ada Lee and Joshua But Shelved Tseung Kwan O dump extension to be revived, says Carrie Lam, signalling new battle Plans to expandall landfills willgo back to Legco The plan to expand the landfill in Tseung Kwan O is to be resubmitted to the Legislative Council, along with expansion proposals for landfills in Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling, after the legislature's summer recess, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1282084/all-three-landfill-expansion-plans-be-resubmitted-legco
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chief secretary in bid to save Tuen Mun landfill plan

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... in bid to save Tuen Mun landfill plan Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will attend a Tuen Mun District Council meeting tomorrow to rally support for the government's unpopular plan to expand a landfill in the area. The extension row deepened yesterday as the Heung Yee Kuk published a statement calling for the withdrawal of the proposal, while the American Chamber of Commerce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1279115/carrie-lam-bid-convince-tuen-mun-council-back-landfill-extension

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