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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... over reclamation For many Hongkongers, reclamation brings the promise of more open space, public facilities and, perhaps, a flat in a good location that finally falls within their price range. For fisherman Lai Tak-chuen, however, reclamation means only misery. "We can tell the water quality is much poorer, compared to 30 years ago," says Lai, chairman of the Ma Wan Fisheries Rights ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Reclamation is one option

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... General support for multi-pronged land supply approach I refer to your editorial ("Reclamation must be a last resort", April 8). Reclamation has been a major source of land in Hong Kong. New towns such as Sha Tin, Ma On Shan and Tai Po illustrate this. About 500 to 700 hectares of land was formed by reclamation every five years from 1985 to 2004. Following the Court ...

  3. Airport reclamation trial illegal: greens

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A green group has criticised the government for skipping a legally required step when approving a trial reclamation project by the Airport Authority ... cement into the soft contaminated mud to form stabilised cement or mud columns. Reclamation is then formed by depositing layers of sand over this stabilised material. This can also minimise ...

  4. New land formed by reclamation offers resettlement option for residents

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... proposal, with all present land supply options including rezoning, redevelopment, resumption, reuse of ex-quarry sites, rock cavern development and reclamation outside Victoria Harbour being deployed flexibly. However, all six options face their respective challenges. While reclamation may affect marine ecology, land development- including rezoning, redevelopment and resumption- may ...

  5. Poorly conceived, sloppy consultation about reclamation is a waste of time

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Civil Engineering and Development Department is the proponent of the current so-called 'consultation' on reclamation proposals. This 'consultation' is bizarre. ... Lantau Association. It was obvious that little thought had gone into this consultation process. Reclamation is proposed in areas that were scheduled by the Planning Department (in its South West ...

  6. Reclamation plans pose wildlife threat

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong The issue In Hong Kong's quest for land, all possible solutions come with criticism. But a recent land reclamation scheme is drawing disapproval from an unlikely place- the world of biology. Marine scientist Wong Chi-chun has braved strong currents and busy water channels to photograph several sites earmarked for land reclamation. 'I hope the release ...

  7. Reclamation angers fishermen

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com A representative of Hong Kong's fishing industry yesterday vented his anger at government plans for land reclamation, saying they ignored ... nets. He was speaking at a forum of almost 100 officials, engineers and environmentalists discussing the 25 sites suggested by the Development Bureau as suitable for land reclamation. The land ...

  8. 25 sites listed for reclamation

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The government has listed 25 sites for reclamation that may be used to create the land bank recently proposed by Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... in line with the proposal for a land bank made by Tsang in his October policy address. Reclamations in the past were demand-led and for a clear purpose. However, Development Bureau officials could ...

  9. 'Give public all the facts' in reclamation debate

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com The public needs more information if they are to be convinced of an urgent need for reclamation- an option that has proven to be a tough sell for planners ... solutions to the crisis to be able to make an informed decision on options laid out by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. 'Reclamation may not be a bad choice given the lack ...

  10. Reclamation 'threat to rare pipefish'

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A site off Tung Chung- where the government is considering reclamation- may be a habitat and breeding ground for the rare pipefish, an environmental group says after spotting their fry. The fish were found in the city's first systematic survey of seahorses and pipefish. They are of the same family and their number in the wild is dropping rapidly ...




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