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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taxpayers should not pay more than their fair share for overpriced incinerator

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:20pm by Tom Yam

    ... landfill. This will cost an extra HK$3.2 billion, or 18 per cent of the initial capital, comprising HK$2.43 billion for reclamation and HK$774 million for electric systems on the island and laying ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. United fronts fight seaside reclamation

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Residents across the city are fighting the government's ambitious waterfront reclamation plans, which they say would damage the coastline and worsen traffic. A list of 25 proposed sites for reclamation to boost the land available for housing development was released for public consultation last month by the government. But in Pok Fu Lam, Sandy ...

  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. 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 ...

  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 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 ...




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