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  1. Planning secretary rejects new reclamation claims

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai There will be no new reclamation projects, a senior government official said yesterday, rejecting allegations by harbour activists. Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning ... in the South China Morning Post and a Chinese language newspaper on Tuesday, accusing the government of misleading the public. Mrs Lau said the only planned projects were the Central Reclamation- now ...

  2. No reclamation needed for ships at old airport

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The former airport site could house a cruise terminal even without reclamation being carried out, according to a government planning consultant. Iris Tam Siu-ying said the only difference reclamation would make would be to offer flexility to allow further expansion. 'If there isn't any reclamation, the cruise ships can be parked at the existing airport runway. ...

  3. Skyscraper ban at reclamation site

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Buildings on the new land in Central will be a maximum of 10 storeys, says official Buildings on the new Central reclamation site will be a maximum of 10 storeys high, a senior ... skyscrapers, all of them will be low-rise,' Mr Chai said. Commercial buildings up to 10 storeys will be restricted to a triangular site on the western edge of the reclamation, near Statue Square. ...

  4. Group files complaint on Central reclamation

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Society for the Protection of the Harbour yesterday filed a formal complaint with the Legislative Council over the government's handling of the Central reclamation ... appeared to have deliberately put itself in a legally and financially vulnerable position by prematurely, unwisely and improperly entering into the Central Reclamation works contract. The Housing, ...

  5. Government rejects calls for further consultation on Central reclamation

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 6.35pm: The government on Tuesday rejected requests for more consultation on the merits of the Central reclamation project, local radio reported. A government spokesman said reclamation projects for the construction of a six-lane bypass- connecting Central to Wan Chai- would continue. Housing, Planning and Lands Permanent Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  6. Dumping and reclamation pose threat to delta

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Lingding Yang area could disappear within decades Industrial dumping and aggressive land reclamation in the waters west of the Pearl River Delta would drastically alter ... 20 years because of massive land reclamation, extensive fish farming and construction of harbour terminals. 'The area of Lingding Yang is shrinking and it is becoming more and more ...

  7. Harbour society to appeal against reclamation ruling

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee, Sara Bradford

    ... a High Court judgment that cleared the way for the Central harbour reclamation. Chairwoman Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday it was in the public interest to go to the Court of Appeal to get ... interpretation of the Town Planning Ordinance. Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday expressed disappointment over the appeal but said full reclamation ...

  8. Official defends $780,000 spent to promote harbour reclamation

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan The government yesterday defended its decision to spend $780,000 in the past financial year to promote the merits of harbour reclamation and said it was too late to reallocate money towards public consultation. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the permanent secretary for housing, planning and lands, said that because the reclamation had already been approved, ...

  9. Contractors hit government with $280m bill for reclamation delays

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government faces a $280 million compensation claim from the contractors involved in the Central Reclamation because of the delay caused by a dispute over the legality ... for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung told legislators yesterday that the claim, lodged on April 17, was caused by a partial suspension of reclamation work between last September ...

  10. Reclamation will intensify central development

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christopher Cheng, a former member of the Town Planning Board, noted in his article on the harbour (May 24), that while the government won the lawsuit over the Central reclamation, it lost the hearts of the people. He lamented that the government machinery failed to defend the allegation that the purpose of the reclamation was to create land for commercial development. Not only has Mr ...




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