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  1. Eco-Park idea grows

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Hong Kong University of Science and Technology celebrated the opening of the city's first Eco-Park for teaching and academic research with a tree-planting ceremony last week. One of the leading projects at the park- which will focus on renewable energy, green living and environmental conservation- is a HK$5.8million study of slopes that will prevent landslides. ...

  2. Battle lines drawn in country park fight

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The battle lines have been drawn between those who support controls on the use of two country park enclaves in Sai Kung and those who oppose controls, but the sizes of the rival forces look a bit out of balance. With the three-month public consultation on the proposal for interim land use zonings on the sites at To Kwa Peng and Pak Tam Au ending today, only five ...

  3. No planning rules for 54 country park sites

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Fifty-four pockets of private land in or close to country parks are not protected by statutory zoning plans and therefore are vulnerable to development such as that which ... is surrounded by but not part of the Sai Kung East Country Park- where the millionaire owner has started building a private retreat. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it had ...

  4. Judge queries 'unclear' law on changing park land use

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Martin Wong A High Court judge yesterday raised concern over the 'unclear' law on how the government could authorise a change in the use of country park land. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon also said the country parks were a 'valuable heritage' and residents had a legitimate expectation that parts should not be carved from them without reasonable ...

  5. Greens want land swap for country park landfill

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government's advisory body on country-park policies will discuss in the coming month whether land should be added to the Clear Water Bay Country Park to compensate for 5 hectares lost to an extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday that the Country and Marine Parks Board would hold a meeting ...

  6. Ma On Shan site put up for first geological park

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A headland facing Tolo Harbour should be turned into a tourism centre for the city's first geological park, a government-friendly party has said in a proposed revision of the administration's plans. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong also suggested including eroded rocks- next to an old rock-mining area- in Ma On Shan as part of the park ...

  7. IIs panic in country park and call police

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Five female illegal immigrants from the mainland surrendered to police after they arrived in a speedboat and lost their way wandering around Sai Kung Country Park for about ... mainlanders and South Asians smuggled into Hong Kong from the mainland. But the five women lost their way in the sprawling country park and had to call for help. 'It appeared they panicked ...

  8. Green groups warn of legal challenge over landfill extension into country park

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government may face a legal challenge from green groups if it approves the encroachment of a landfill extension on Clear Water Bay Country Park. The groups say the Country Parks Ordinance appears to forbid this. Central to the dispute is whether the spirit of the ordinance, enacted in 1976 to protect 40 per cent of the land from development, would ...

  9. Dump gets approval to extend into park

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Landfill to take strip of Clear Water Bay park Environment officials yesterday were given the green light to extend a landfill in Tseung Kwan O after the country park authority took what it described as a 'bitter decision' to allow encroachment into the Clear Water Bay Country Park. The extension to provide more space to dump waste will lead ...

  10. Toddler is found in car park

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are looking for the parents of a girl who was found next to a rubbish bin in a Sai Kung car park last night. The girl, who police estimate to be about two-years-old, was found in an open-space car park on Tai Mong Tsai Road near Wong Chuk Wan. She was discovered by a taxi driver who drove into the car park about 10pm. Officers immediately mounted a search ...




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