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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong will suffer without a third runway, expert says

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... as the airport will reach its capacity limit by 2018. The HK$130 billion project will require the reclamation of 650 hectares of land, and concerns have been raised about potential noise and air ... the social costs of building the runway were found to be as high as its estimated economic benefits. A study recently found that land reclamation for the proposed third runway in Hong Kong could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444586/hong-kong-will-suffer-without-third-runway-expert-says
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 6, 2014

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... developments is the best idea. Building on existing sites minimises the harm to the environment caused by reclamation work, or construction in countryside areas. There are arguments saying ... much-needed homes for our population should be our top priority? Reclamation as a solution has many drawbacks, including harming the environment and marine life, including Hong Kong's iconic pink ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1465611/letters-editor-april-6-2014
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... are then dug up again by illegal miners. While this is partly true, "one of the causes of environmental destruction here is the postponement of reclamation", says Ismed Inonu, vice-rector ... from the coastline and harming the tourism industry. The local government has no plans for sea reclamation, despite the fact that mining companies are focusing more and more on offshore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1473532/casualties-ore-tin-mining-devastating-indonesian-island
  4. Comment - Letters

    Reclamation outside harbour must be considered

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... supported or indicated no objection to enhancing land supply using a multi-pronged approach, which includes reclamation outside Victoria Harbour, re-zoning, redevelopment, resumption of land, rock ... supply options to meet future challenges and opportunities. In this respect, it is worth pointing out that reclamation can also help resolve problems associated with surplus public fill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1033666/reclamation-outside-harbour-must-be-considered
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Cut in HK's projected population leads to land bank rethink

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Big shortfall on projected census figure leads to scaling back of reclamation plans, with possible sites to be identified cut to 10 from an initial 25 Land bank rethink inpopulation slowdown A drastic reduction in the city's projected population has led to calls for the government to scale back plans for more land reclamation and overhaul its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018706/cut-hks-projected-population-leads-land-bank-rethink
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001921/airport-reclamation-trial-illegal-greens
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995399/new-land-formed-reclamation-offers-resettlement-option-residents
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997607/blind-insistence-reclamation-ignores-other-land-options-preferred-public
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994085/mainland-property-speculators-will-gain-reclamation-not-hk-citizens
  10. Reclamation project will destroy last natural beach in Sha Tin district

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on public holidays and at weekends. Reclamation will rob not only Sha Tin but the whole of Hong Kong of this rare and precious natural coastal area. Reclamation works and the subsequent building ... horse. There are also historic heritage attractions such as a fishing village and Wu Kai Sha village. Should reclamation proceed, the area's unique charm will be irrevocably lost. Ma On Shan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997491/reclamation-project-will-destroy-last-natural-beach-sha-tin-district

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