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  1. Anger at jail proposal

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green groups and Hei Ling Chau residents have rejected a proposal for a $12 billion super-jail which the government claims is the most environmentally friendly option. Officials propose reclaiming 80 hectares of land at the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter for the prison. Full report- C1 ...

  2. talk back

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wan Chai Q Should the government press ahead with its super-jail plan? I am a resident of Discovery Bay. I think the super-prison project at Hei Ling Chau is a monument to human stupidity ... along; the latest proposal to press ahead with building the super-jail at Hei Ling Chau within the existing typhoon shelter is just yet another example of our government's ...

  3. Green groups have remained silent on destructive effects of super-incinerator

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'NIMBYTY-DIOL'- 'Not it my back yard thank you- dump it on Lantau'. Many years ago, a Legco paper on building a super-prison recommended Hei Ling Chau because it was 'an isolated island ...

  4. Island super-jail plans thrown into disarray by environment officials

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Plans for the Hei Ling Chau super-jail suffered a major setback yesterday after the government's environment advisers attacked the site selection process. The criticism came as security officials briefed the Advisory Council on the Environment on the proposal whereby 80 hectares of land at Hei Ling Chau would be reclaimed for a $12 billion prison complex ...

  5. Abandoned ship leaking fuel may soon sink out of sight

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan A half-sunken ship leaking oil is still 'undergoing repairs' in the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter and may soon be completely submerged. The Sunday Morning Post ... the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter on Wednesday, said the mess was no better. 'When compared with what you saw earlier, those holes leaking oil are totally submerged now,' he said. ...

  6. Victory for opponents of island superjail

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Facing stiff opposition, Security Bureau shelves proposal for Hei Ling Chau The superjail project proposed for Hei Ling Chau has been shelved in the face of fierce ... with a capacity for 182 inmates, might be redeveloped to provide an additional capacity of 800. The first stage of the Hei Ling Chau study, which cost $7 million, included a technical and sustainability ...

  7. Greens attack super-jail option

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government proposes reclaiming 80 hectares of land and building a 2.2km bridge to Lantau Details of the $12 billion super-jail on Hei Ling Chau were released yesterday, ... was a proposed conservation zone. In a feasibility study released yesterday, the Civil Engineering Department proposed spending $1.5 billion to reclaim 80 hectares of land at the Hei Ling Chau typhoon ...

  8. Super-jail project demands a rethink

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has picked the scenic island of Hei Ling Chau, which is a proposed conservation area and regarded as ecologically important. The plan has already been scaled down, in response to concerns ... intended to ease inmates back into the community. The choice of Hei Ling Chau is also problematic. The government has gone to some lengths to meet the concerns of green groups. But this tends ...

  9. Islanders apply for community funds to fight superjail

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They want to draw up plans to make Hei Ling Chau the centre of a tourist haven Residents and neighbours opposed to the building of a $12 billion 'superjail' on Hei Ling Chau ... look at alternative uses for the area, the centre of which would be Hei Ling Chau,' group spokesman Tom Masterson said yesterday. 'We've also had informal discussions ...

  10. Revamped jail gives inmates new lease of life

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But A former juvenile prison reopened yesterday as the city's first full-time vocational centre for adult prisoners about to be released. The one-time Lai Sun Correctional Institution on Hei Ling Chau can provide training for up to 260 male inmates. It offers courses, including mechanical skills, food and beverage services, computers and hairdressing, to inmates aged 21 ...




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