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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Harbour protection pioneer warns of reclamation threat

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... 'STILL UNDER RECLAMATION THREAT' Harbour protection pioneer Winston Chu Ka-sun says the iconic waterway will remain under threat from further reclamation until the government opens up the New Territories for development. Chu said while the current ordinance banning reclamation except in special circumstances offered some protection, the government would always be tempted ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. Blind insistence on reclamation ignores other land options preferred by public

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supply', March 29). This focused on one prong only, reclamation. Along with articles and letters from Edwin Tong of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, this is another example ... supply is deeply flawed, with particular regard to the need for reclamation. Focus groups, public forums and a Legislative Council hearing indicate it is merely an exercise to convince ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Reclamation projects should be allowed if they lead to harbour improvements

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 'Proportionality Principle on Reclamation of Victoria Harbour', which was developed by the Society for Protection of the Harbour at the request of the Harbourfront ... of the reclamation on the harbour, the greater must be the justification; accordingly, having established a public need, in deciding if such need overrides the importance of the harbour, the prime ...




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