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  1. Hongkongers must make clear their opposition to Lantau metropolis proposal

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the reports (''Metropolis' urged for Lantau', May 7) and your editorial ('Lantau opportunity cannot be missed', May 12). The report and editorial refer to key business players on Lantau who have formed themselves into a self-styled 'Lantau Economic Development Alliance'. Their avowed purpose appears to be to 'turn Lantau ...

  2. Lantau opportunity cannot be missed

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... To avoid lagging behind, a debate on how to make better use of our underdeveloped areas is needed. Lantau immediately stands out as an option. The island is home to one of the world's busiest ... of treating the Qianhai project as a threat, a better approach is to capture the opportunities that may arise. The developing transport links in the region will bring Lantau and the rest of Hong Kong ...

  3. We need to protect great outdoors of Lantau, not build a new 'metropolis'

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the report (''Metropolis' urged for Lantau', May 7). After pitting meagre resources against powerful vested interests to protect one of Hong Kong's few areas of countryside against an ill-conceived incinerator, Lantau's residents now learn that this vital 'green lung' for the city, according to Anna Hong of Shun Tak, is merely ...

  4. Disneyland planning Lantau push

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by turning Lantau into a major tourist destination. Developing tourism to Lantau, the biggest island in Hong Kong, was a key component of Disneyland's strategy to attract 11 million visitors ... to HK$237 million. Kam said Disneyland would hand the city's new government, which takes office in July, a development plan drafted in consultation with an alliance including major Lantau ...

  5. Another bridge to Lantau planned

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Anita Lam A second bridge connecting Tsing Yi and Lantau was being planned by the government for the city's long-term development, a senior administration official said yesterday. Director of Highways Wai Chi-sing disclosed the plan at an industry forum on infrastructure projects in the Pearl River Delta region. Describing the idea as 'preliminary', Wai ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lantau 'park-and-ride' ruled out for bridge

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government has ruled out the idea of building a gigantic 'park-and-ride' car park on Lantau to receive incoming vehicles via the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge because of a shortage of land and inconvenience to visitors, a senior government source said. The proposal, first raised by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, ...

  8. Pink dolphins at risk from Lantau reclamation plans

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeremy Cheung A recent government plan to reclaim 100 hectares of sea off northern Lantau in preparation for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has angered activists from the global conservation group WWF. They fear the proposal will endanger the white dolphin habitats around Lantau. According to WWF, the proposed reclamation conflicts with the government's Revised Concept ...

  9. Choose life over death for Lantau

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agnes Chen Lantau has become the new darling in town, hot on the heels of West Kowloon, in the government's 'Master Plan 2020'. Over the next two decades, the coastline of northern Lantau will be transformed by the construction of a logistics park, cargo terminal and cross-border transport hub along the main thoroughfare linking the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. ...

  10. Address current issues to save Lantau's greenery

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heritage may become a eulogy of what we had and lost. He is doubtless unaware that much of what he values remains unprotected. If the Lantau Development Taskforce and the Economic Development and Labour Bureau are allowed to bring their plans to fruition, Lantau, our unique and priceless green lung, will resemble Mr Ho's examples of urban green space- pockets of greenery interspersed ...




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