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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by STAFF

    ... The government prefers the first option, while business tends to back the second.   Environment chief visits restored landfills Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing and members of a new steering committee visit restored landfills to see how these sites have been revitalised. Seven out of 13 landfills have been restored, mainly for recreational purposes. The government has allocated HK$1 billion ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers approve landfill plan in North District

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:20pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com They also support a study for another site in Tuen Mun Lawmakers backed a proposed landfill extension plan in North District and a study for another ... the recycling industry, including whether the industry should be subsidised. The HK$7 billion plan to extend the Ta Kwu Ling landfill in North District was supported by 18 lawmakers, with 10 objecting. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Let's hasten to deal with our city's landfill woes

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai We should work together to solve HK's waste problems rather than blaming others for them Let's hasten to deal with our city's landfill woes At a conference ... And the problem was a result of the "Nimo" (not in my office) syndrome, he said, accusing officials of dodging the unpopular but necessary action to create more landfill space. In Hong Kong, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill expansions

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Tony Cheung and Cheung Chi-fai Chief Secretary Carrie Lam calls for backing for three schemes in name of 'shared responsibility' Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill ... admitted that after two weeks of lobbying the government had yet to secure enough votes for the plans to expand the three sites, in particular the Tseung Kwan O landfill, as it is closer ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 27, 2014

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... waste has already been transported by large specialised container vessels from the existing refuse transfer stations on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon to landfills for 20 years. The same mode ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Landfill vote to be recycled next week

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Johnny Tam and Cheung Chi-fai Second attempt by legislators to make a decision on plans to expand rubbish dumps Landfill vote to be recycled next week Lawmakers are due to vote on two controversial landfill extension plans on Tuesday, after the environment minister backed down on a third proposal, to expand the Tseung Kwan O facility. Discussions will resume after a dramatic meeting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling villagers blame landfill for 'polluted' stream

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Water in the Ta Kwu Ling stream is 'black and muddy' from contamination, residents say Villagers blame landfill site for 'polluted' stream In Ta Kwu Ling, the residents no longer let their children play in the stream that runs through their village, let alone drink from it. They say the nearby landfill, which is northeast of Sheung ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plans to expand landfills meet protests

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Tseung Kwan O residents tell panel they are tired of dump's stench Plans to expand landfills opposed Environmentalists and Tseung Kwan O residents descended upon the Legislative Council building yesterday to voice their opposition to the government's plans to expand landfills. The meeting of the environmental affairs panel, which ran ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Tseung Kwan O landfill plan withdrawn amid opposition

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:08pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Climbdown on plan to expand Tseung Kwan O dump presages more fights over how to deal with city’s growing rubbish pile Hold on landfill extension adds to waste crisis Hong Kong is on the verge of a deeper waste crisis after the environment minster bowed to political pressure and temporarily withdrew a plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Union lawmakers may tip balance on landfill plan

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Union lawmakers may tip balance on landfill plan Lawmakers from the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) may hold the key for environment officials seeking support for a Tseung Kwan O landfill extension plan, with time running out for them to secure enough backing in a pre-funding application vote. Officials are targeting critical minorities ...




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