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  1. Barriers to prevent loss of sand at beaches in Tuen Mun, Lantau

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Two beaches popular with swimmers and sun lovers will undergo maintenance work from July, intended to stop further loss of sand. Temporary barriers would be built perpendicular to the waterline to hold sand in place at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun and Upper Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island, a government spokesman said yesterday. Permanent solutions will come later, after more study ...

  2. Lantau bridge project is not best way to improve transport links

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The major use of the Lantau to Zhuhai-Macau crossing is to transport people and perhaps air cargo, but definitely not export sea cargo, which is exactly what Li Ka-shing has said. What is also clear is that Shenzhen will soon need a second crossing somewhere between Humen and Shekou. Therefore the Lantau bridge project with a payback in excess of 36 years is a horribly wasteful ...

  3. Green route to Lantau slope stabilisation

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Twenty-four slopes on Lantau Island have been stabilised in an environmentally friendly way by the Civil Engineering and Development Department. It spent about HK$75 million on a project to upgrade slopes along South Lantau Road from Mui Wo to Pui O between December 2001 and October 2004. The project aims to decrease the landslide risk to the local community ...

  4. Don't reclaim off Lantau for port in decline

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Few may have noticed that the government has slipped another 'consultation' into its planning. In addition to West Kowloon and the Lantau Concept Plan, there is a quiet effort ... of the super-prison fiasco. To site it off Tai O flies in the face of all publicly agreed conservation plans. CLIVE NOFFKE, Green Lantau Association Bridge landing site I refer to the letter headlined ...

  5. 40-hour battle to end Lantau fire

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The blaze posed a threat to residents in Discovery Bay Raging hill fires on Lantau Island that at one point threatened residents in Discovery Bay were finally put out at 4am yesterday after a 40-hour battle. The fire had covered an area of more than 5 sq km, including Discovery Bay, Cheung Tung Road, Yam O, Lo Fu Tau and Penny's Bay. Kwok Jing-keung, deputy ...

  6. Rural leader charged in Tung Chung River case

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The head of the Tung Chung Rural Committee was among eight people charged yesterday by the ICAC with fraud and perverting the course of justice over the illegal excavation of hundreds of tonnes of boulders from the Tung Chung River on Lantau Island. All will appear in Tsuen Wan Court today. Law Kam-fai, 63, rural committee chairman and Wong Yat-wah, 51, operator of Tung ...

  7. Flooding may spell end of Tai O folk museum

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The future of a folk museum in Tai O is in doubt after Typhoon Hagupit flooded the remote tip of Lantau Island and soaked its scarce collections. Curator Wong Wai-king founded the Tai O Culture Workshop seven years ago to show how people lived a century ago by producing salt and fishing. But yesterday she was left with soaked and ruined treasures. 'There is nothing ...

  8. Many stranded as torrent of mud blocks airport road for first time

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... to rescue stranded people. Rain triggered landslides on the hill opposite the Caribbean Coast complex and mud cascaded down on to the North Lantau Highway shortly before 8.30am. 'There were ... review arrangements for co-ordinating emergency transport. She said the government's long-term plan was to build an alternative highway connecting Tuen Mun and Lantau. Ms Cheung said ...

  9. Two amber warnings as storms sweep city

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... at 8.50am and withdrawn two hours later. It was issued again at 6.15pm. The heaviest rain fell on Lantau Island and in New Territories West, with both receiving more than 50mm in the morning. ... signal, issued at 5.45pm, was still in force and lasted until 11.40pm, indicating 40km/h-plus winds with gusts up to 100km/h. The Lantau cable car was disrupted before 10am and was suspended again ...

  10. Kindergarten hesitant to resume classes amid safety concerns

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the fishing town and south Lantau- has been blocked by a landslide. Traffic resumed today. A spokeswoman for the Education Bureau said: 'Children's safety is the top priority. 'The ... of our students live in areas of south Lantau such as Mui Wo, Pui O and Tong Fuk. None of them can come to school, as road traffic has been stopped,' she said. The pupils were too young ...




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