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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land reclamation is not the answer to public housing shortage

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau warns that further reclamation in Hong Kong waters will make little difference to the chronic public housing shortage Land claims Passions were running high last Saturday as government officials met the public for the second stage of consultation on reclamation in Hong Kong waters. Large-scale development is understandably a touchy subject, and none more so ...

  2. Mainland property speculators will gain from reclamation, not HK citizens

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I do not support any further attempt by the government to create more land through reclamation projects. The reason for my opposition is simple. The land obtained from any reclamation plan will not end up making Hong Kong more spacious and a better place to live. What concerns me is the real purpose behind the government's proposal to carry out reclamation in selected sites outside ...

  3. Reclamation advantages spelled out at forum

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Land reclamation is not all bad if there is careful planning with the livelihoods of Hongkongers as the top priority, a public forum held ... at a protest outside the forum that the government proposal of 25 sites for possible land reclamation was creating divisions among people who are fearful that their home will be picked as the site ...

  4. Free up space in land-use debate for reclamation and park development

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's land area. Also, we do not want any further reclamation of Victoria Harbour, so the government must avoid that area. Now, opponents argue against land reclamation outside the harbour. We must accept that Hong Kong has limited space. Other places, like Singapore, also use reclamation to create more land and yet we will not allow our government to do so. Of course, I am ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Reclamation is fast but should be a last resort

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and developers, but the government seems to be keener on reclamation. The irreversibility of the environmental, landscape and fisheries impacts reclamation inflicts is unquestionable. Some suggested reclamation sites are quite close to the ecologically sensitive southern boundaries of Hong Kong waters, involving the construction of massive artificial islands and connection of islands. These look ...

  7. With the correct land policies, government could avoid reclamation

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Society for Protection of the Harbour fully supports your editorial ('There's no need for land reclamation', January 30). For the past 17 years, we have been advocating ... by restricting supply and thereby also ensures high land prices. It transfers the land sales proceeds to the Capital Works Reserve Fund and then with this fund pays for more reclamation projects ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. There's no need for land reclamation

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the basis for eventually choosing a finalised list of 10 mid-year that would be taken to another consultation. The waters around Hong Kong are relatively deep, so reclamation is an expensive ... on housing, population and welfare. Reclamation carries environmental risks. It should be an option, but only when all other choices have been exhausted. ...

  10. 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 ...




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