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  1. Hearing to begin over 'temporary' reclamation

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A legal attempt to halt a government plan for temporary reclamation close to the Wan Chai waterfront is due to open in the High Court today. The Society for the Protection of the Harbour has been granted a judicial review of proposals to temporarily reclaim 10.7 hectares of the harbour around the planned Central-Wan Chai bypass tunnel. Permanent reclamation proposed ...

  2. Harbour reclamation review sought

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and engineering in the Wan Chai Development Phase II reclamation plan. It called for the government to draw up a minimum reclamation option for Wan Chai North that would comply with the Harbour Protection Ordinance and minimise the extent of reclamation. In a statement issued yesterday, the board said it recognised Victoria Harbour was a special public asset and part of the natural heritage of Hong ...

  3. Temporary reclamation plan defended in court

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Temporary reclamation work for the Central-Wan Chai bypass will be carried out in four phases, with reclaimed land removed as each section of the road's tunnel is completed, ... The Society for the Protection of the Harbour is seeking a declaration in the judicial-review hearing that the government's temporary reclamation plans fall under the Protection of the Harbour ...

  4. Illegal reclamation work off Tuen Mun spoils mangrove

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and that rocks and soil from that land had been dumped into the sea nearby, apparently to reclaim it. 'I have seen lots of illegal reclamations over the past 20 years, but it is the first time ... 'It is so sad, the area was once a very pretty mangrove as it was the meeting point of freshwater and seawater. But then everything was ruined when [reclamation] work started in October ...

  5. Pink dolphins at risk from Lantau reclamation plans

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conservation group WWF. They fear the proposal will endanger the white dolphin habitats around Lantau. According to WWF, the proposed reclamation conflicts with the government's Revised Concept Plan for Lantau of May 2007. The move will further reduce the Chinese white dolphin habitat, which has decreased by 1,700 hectares over the past 12 years due to reclamation. In addition ...

  6. Wan Chai reclamation shrinks again

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The government is prepared to reduce further the size of the reclamation it says is needed in Wan Chai for a bypass linking North Point with Central. But harbour activists say ... in 2005. Reclamation near the convention centre has been cut to 5.3 hectares from 6 hectares, while the fill off the Wan Chai waterfront has been adjusted to 4.1 hectares from 5 hectares. The plan ...

  7. Major setback for Wan Chai reclamation

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Town Planning Board broke the law designed to protect the 'precious'' Victoria Harbour when it tried to tack on additional developments to the Wan Chai reclamation ... and promenade. The central feature of the plan, the Central to Wan Chai traffic bypass, is not expected to be affected. But four other reclamation projects have been thrown into doubt. Full report - C1 ...

  8. PR push for harbour reclamation

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Don't be surprised if someone gives you a booklet this afternoon explaining why it is essential and urgent for the government to proceed with the Central reclamation ... to persuade the public to support reclamation. 'Nowadays, on every topic, the government is at a disadvantaged position. We need to come up with very persuasive arguments to explain why we have ...

  9. People don't buy reclamation claims: report

    Posted Feb 09th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... reclamation to build more roads is the only way to ease traffic congestion, according to results of a hearing. The results of the public hearing were released yesterday by an umbrella group representing 17 non-governmental organisations, including environmental and social welfare groups and professional bodies. They come ahead of a judicial review of the 18-hectare Central reclamation ...

  10. Government rejects calls for further consultation on Central reclamation

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 6.35pm: The government on Tuesday rejected requests for more consultation on the merits of the Central reclamation project, local radio reported. A government spokesman said reclamation projects for the construction of a six-lane bypass- connecting Central to Wan Chai- would continue. Housing, Planning and Lands Permanent Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...




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