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  1. Key report on Nansha refinery under wraps

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in the city's Nansha district. The assessment, due to be completed by the end of this month, has brought the plant back into the limelight. A government order was issued early this week telling ... will cost US$5 billion. Nansha, close to Shenzhen, Yuen Long in Hong Kong, Macau, Dongguan and Guangzhou, is unpopular with its neighbours, but authorities in Guangzhou and Nansha insist the plant ...

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    Expanding Pearl River Delta region will strain environment

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by SU LIU

    ... (Shenzhen) and Nansha (Guangzhou) in a densely populated corridor- each area with its own political, social and legal systems. How well will this hybrid model function? It may just be too big ...

  3. Village spared from refinery is plagued by damage done

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Residents of Nansha's Honghu village could not get too excited about the relocation of a mega- refinery project from their soil. The tiny river in the Guangzhou ... health and lives.' The environmental damage in places on the front line, like Honghu, may be irreversible, experts say. But the relocation of the refinery spares Nansha from greater damage ...

  4. Controversial oil refinery relocated to Zhanjiang

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou The relocation of a controversial oil refinery from Nansha to Zhanjiang would spare the Pearl River Delta additional pollution and reflected the southeast Guangdong ... had been relocated to Zhanjiang's Donghai Island. Nansha district of Guangzhou was the original site choice for the plant, but the plan met fierce opposition from densely populated delta ...

  5. Guangdong petrochemical project 'to be relocated'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou A controversial petrochemical project in Guangzhou's Nansha district would be relocated to either Zhangjiang or Maoming after failing to pass the environmental ... and that Zhangjiang or Maoming would be the likely new site. Moving the giant plant out from Nansha would spare cities, including Hong Kong and Macau, the prospect of worsening air pollution. The South China ...

  6. Breathing space

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh cloh@civic-exchange.org It would be good news indeed if a new oil refinery and petrochemical plant planned for Nansha in Guangdong is resited. That would make cleaning up air ... were always concerned about locating a big polluter at Nansha because emissions in the PRD are already very high. Putting yet another large emitter there, even one using state-of-the-art ...

  7. Proper debate needed on petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from population centres including Hong Kong. But Guangzhou city officials have continued to insist that a controversial oil refinery already planned for Nansha in the densely populated heart ... has lent some official weight to that possibility. He said if the complex was to be built at Nansha it would need a favourable environmental impact assessment, reinforcing the impression ...

  8. Sepa admits it lacks sway to block big oil refinery

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the project's impact. The mainland's largest joint venture, the US$5 billion Sinopec and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation project is located in Guangzhou's Nansha district, about 40km from Yuen ... Environmentalists have argued that the project, approved by the National Development and Reform Commission last year, should be halted pending the approval of environmental assessments for the whole Nansha ...

  9. Pollution fears spark outcry on refinery project

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in Guangzhou's Nansha district, would increase air pollution. They said the government should wait for a State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) assessment. Ms Liu, who is a member ... for the whole Nansha industrial district have yet to be approved, let alone for this single project. So how can [they] start construction work?' she asked. Ms Liu said the refinery would aggravate ...

  10. Refinery likely to relocate, top official says

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Nansha. Chen Guangrong, deputy head of the provincial environmental watchdog, reiterated yesterday that the petrochemical plant's official designation was a Sinopec and Kuwaiti joint venture and that it should not be called a Nansha project. He stressed that at US$5 billion, the project was the mainland's largest joint venture and was important to the province. The Kuwait Petroleum ...




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