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  1. Talking points

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Mexico in 2010. Lantau cable car to resume operations The cable car between Tung Chung and the Tian Tan giant Buddha statue on Lantau resumes operations, more than two months since ...

  2. Conservation fight looms over Soko Islands

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Diving site reported to be favoured for natural gas terminal The government prefers the Soko Islands, a favoured diving site south of Lantau, as the site for power generator CLP Holdings' planned liquefied natural gas terminal- setting the stage for a new environmental fight. The islands are regarded as preferable to a proposed 37-hectare reclamation at Black ...

  3. Public's views sought on CLP Power's Soko Island plan

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The government is seeking public views on CLP Power's plans to process liquefied natural gas on South Soko Island off Lantau. Feedback from a 30-day public consultation, ... will grant us an environmental permit in March,' the spokeswoman said. The company would also apply for a land grant. Despite CLP's initiatives to protect marine life at the Soko Islands ...

  4. CLP urged to fund the greening of gas island

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... in environmental enhancements at South Soko Island to offset the impact of building a gas terminal there, academics and environmentalists say. They say that could be the effect of including the HK$100 ... promises to invest HK$100 million to enhance the island's environment. South Soko Island is an area which is a key habitat for the endangered Chinese white dolphin; the area was earmarked ...

  5. Land bids show developers are bullish

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... was the successful bidder on both sites - in Aberdeen and on Lantau Island - paying a total of HK$6.19 billion. Market expectations were HK$4.7 billion. With Hong Kong's stock market soaring and bullish ... and the Lantau site for HK$482 million. 'The price of the Aberdeen site hit the highest for Hong Kong Island since 1996, except for property in Island South and The Peak,' said Alnwick Chan ...

  6. What price for the Sokos?

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... proposal is also in line with the planning strategy for the southwest New Territories to conserve the high quality natural environment on Lantau Island and the Soko Islands.' How does putting ... citizens are demanding a greater say on planning issues. CLP Power has stated that gas from the Yacheng field on Hainan Island will run out much sooner than expected, and has impressed upon ...

  7. CLP urges fast OK for gas plant

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... billion liquefied natural gas processing plant on Lantau, dismissing criticism the project is unnecessary and an environmental hazard. After the annual shareholders' meeting of CLP yesterday, ... with a possible opportunity to sell spare LNG. They maintain that without risking Lantau's environment, the clean fuel could be sourced from Shenzhen or Zhuhai where mainland oil giants plan to build ...

  8. Negative energy

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal remain a prickly subject for green groups, government and business, writes Cheung Chi-fai Sitting off the southern tip of Lantau, the open spaces of South Soko Island have long been deserted, with few Hongkongers visiting the area. But public awareness of this outpost has changed dramatically since CLP Power's proposal to use the island ...

  9. Experts express concern over gas deal

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in effect put paid to CLP Power's plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Soko Islands, off Lantau, and on Thursday the company announced it was abandoning the HK$10 billion project. ... unusual for a local power contract to be struck between governments. Professor Barron said the decision to put the terminal on the Soko Islands, to the consternation of green groups, ...

  10. Activists collect 8,000 signatures against CLP's gas terminal plan

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ecology will be sacrificed if the facility is built on South Soko Island, which lies south of Lantau Island's western tip. CLP Power has proposed building both a terminal at South Soko ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmentalists opposed to CLP Power's plans to build a gas terminal on South Soko Island have collected more than 8,000 signatures for their petition against ...




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