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  1. Fears voiced over air quality on Lantau

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government environmental advisers yesterday raised fears about air quality deterioration in northwest Lantau where major infrastructure projects could be located under ... assessment of the blueprint released by the Planning Department, the city will see a general improvement in air quality, but deterioration might occur in particular areas such as Lantau and Tsuen ...

  2. Lantau lobby out of luck in its search for a lone buffalo ranger

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A month-long search for a cowherd on Lantau has drawn a blank, despite offering pay of HK$100 an hour for 15 to 20 hours' work a month. The post was advertised online in the hope of attracting environment-minded young people or animal-lovers to herd the island's wild buffaloes and cattle. The advert, which the Lantau Buffalo Association has circulated ...

  3. Greens see red over development plans in revised Lantau blueprint

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government yesterday unveiled a revised plan for Lantau's development that puts emphasis on conservation, recreation and green tourism but still includes heavy infrastructure development. According to the Lantau Concept Plan, disclosed in a document prepared for legislators, the objective 'is to capitalise on the nature, cultural and heritage resources ...

  4. Lantau debtor jumps from 40th floor

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A man apparently with large gambling debts leapt 40 storeys to his death yesterday in front of his wife in Tung Chung, Lantau. Police said the man, 35 and surnamed Wong, had worked in construction in Macau for six months. He reportedly called police at 12.20pm from his home at Chi Yat House, Yat Tung Estate, during an argument with two alleged debt collectors. While ...

  5. North-south bottleneck 'risks Lantau's future'

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Planners seek better road links Proposals to develop Lantau's economy and tourism could be undermined by the island's transport bottleneck, members of the Town Planning Board warned yesterday. They argued more north-south roads were needed. The government defended its decision to maintain restrictions on access to south Lantau to preserve its natural ...

  6. New country park for northern Lantau

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A new country park covering 23 sq km may by designated on northern Lantau in the near future, the chief executive said. 'To step up our ecological conservation efforts ... Lantau,' Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. The new country park would increase Hong Kong's total country park area to 440 sq km. In a development plan for Lantau unveiled in May, the government ...

  7. Winds and dry weather fan flames on Lantau

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Agnes Lam and Danny Mok Wind and low humidity yesterday made it difficult for firemen tackling a hill blaze that broke out on Lantau Island on Monday night. They were still tackling the fire, mainly at Lo Fu Tau, this morning. Chief Fire Officer (New Territories) Lau Shu-lam said the blaze had spread in all directions and threatened Mui Wo, Ngau Kwu Long and the Discovery Bay ...

  8. Residents lobby for Lantau hospital

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh About 20 representatives of Tung Chung residents and a lawmaker for the labour sector, Wong Kwok-hing, marched from Chater Garden to government headquarters in Central yesterday, calling for a hospital on Lantau as soon as possible. They were angry with the announcement last week that the plan to build a hospital there would be delayed because a partner from ...

  9. Dead Lantau buzzard had H5N1

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A common buzzard found dead on Lantau last Monday had been confirmed as infected with H5N1, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. The infection was confirmed after a series of laboratory tests on the carcass, collected on December 17 at Sha Lo Wan. The bird is a common migratory species that winters in Hong Kong. The department ...

  10. Dead buzzard on Lantau had H5 bird flu

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A common buzzard found dead on Lantau on Monday had H5 bird flu, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has said. Further tests for the deadly H5N1 strain are being done on the carcass, which was picked up at Sha Lo Wan. Mai Po Nature Reserve was closed for three weeks on December 13 after a wild bird was confirmed to have H5N1, ...




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