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  1. Waste Land

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Waste Land Directors: Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley Set mostly in a gigantic Rio de Janeiro landfill, this Oscar-nominated documentary zeroes in on a project ... works on both levels. The former theme is served well by the filmmakers' vivid depiction of the sprawling mayhem of Jardim Gramacho, the world's biggest landfill, and the pickers' ...

  2. Yau pledges not to seek funds for landfill plan during 14-month review

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Edward Yau Tang-wah has promised not to seek funding for a proposed extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill before January 2012, the revised date for work to begin ... to table a motion- backed by five political parties- on Wednesday to repeal a Chief Executive's order that extends the landfill into the country park. The motion will be submitted by Civic ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Environmentalists suggest new public course could compensate for lost Fanling facilities Green group says landfill site suits golfers to a tee A 29-hectare closed landfill could be turned into a nine-hole golf course to compensate for the presumed loss of the courses in Fanling, a green group said. "It should also be a public golf course, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers prepare to trash timetable for landfill expansion plan

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Pan-democrats may find unlikely ally from Tuen Mun, as residents rally against expansion Lawmakers set to trash timetable for landfill plan Landfill ... item. Earlier this week a HK$7 billion extension of the Ta Kwu Ling landfill and a HK$35 million study of expansion at the Tuen Mun landfill received approval from the Legco's public works ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Chief executive urges support for landfill extensions amid rising opposition

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 02:41pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday urged lawmakers and Tuen Mun residents to support plans to extend to two landfill sites after pro-government ... to expand the two existing landfills, one in Tuen Mun and the other in Ta Kwu Ling. Leung added that even with renewed efforts to reduce waste at source, the extensions would be needed by the city ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong landfill plan not popular with Shenzhen residents either

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The Hong Kong government's controversial Tuen Mun landfill extension plan has not only elicited strong objections from locals, but it appears to have also ... a complaint about the unpopular plan, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday. “The Tuen Mun landfill has been built for almost 20 years. Facing this vast area of waste every day is difficult ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 28, 2014

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... landfill space in Hong Kong. Having just returned from my home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, for a summer holiday, I was perplexed and interested in the similar situation there regarding ...




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