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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... report Runway advisers hold back on giving the nod Prospects for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport seemed uncertain yesterday as environment advisers delayed ... 650 hectares of prime habitat for the shrinking dolphin population would be lost to land reclamation for the third runway. Construction would last from 2016 to 2023. The Airport Authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a third runway, but one paid for by users

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says airport expansion is the best solution to meet demand HK needs a third runway- paid for by users, not taxpayers I have some bad news for our beleaguered Transport Minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung and the few remaining Chinese white dolphins swimming near our shores: we don't need one more runway to add to the existing two, we need at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574263/hong-kong-needs-third-runway-one-paid-users
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government advisers express exasperation at Chek Lap Kok officials' lack of fresh thinking on protecting dolphins if third runway is built ... with "out-of-the-box ideas" to protect the threatened Chinese white dolphin during construction of the proposed third runway. They were speaking on the last of three days' scrutiny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway report slammed for leaving out risk of polluting vessels

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Runway report 'left out polluting vessels' The Airport Authority has come under fire for failing to assess the potential water pollution caused by construction barges working on the proposed third runway. The concerns were raised by members of a subcommittee of the Advisory Council on the Environment, which met for the second time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573020/runway-report-slammed-leaving-out-risk-polluting-vessels
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Government claims a third runway is needed because of convenience – in that case, put a price on it and let travellers vote with their feet Let the HK taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please Three-runway System Urgently Needed Sponsored feature, SCMP, August 8 They Certainly Favour Capital-letters And Dashes In-government. They also like fudging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1571636/let-hong-kong-taxpayer-hook-new-runway-please
  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third runway at Chek Lap Kok would be 'white elephant', say groups

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New runway 'set to be a white elephant' A third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport will become another "white elephant", groups opposed ... Green Sense and the Airport Development Concern Network. The groups are making a last-ditch attempt to highlight the fallacies of building a third runway before the Advisory Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570787/third-runway-chek-lap-kok-would-be-white-elephant-say-groups
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai City advisers call runway report 'wishful thinking' Government advisers yesterday expressed scepticism over the Airport Authority's environmental report on its proposed third runway, saying it was full of highly speculative assumptions and "wishful thinking". The concerns came from members of a subcommittee of the Advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Third runway's sky-high emissions Having a third airport runway will increase carbon emissions by up to 269 million tonnes in 50 years and this will come at a cost of about HK$50 billion, a study has found. The emissions estimate from the study, commissioned by the Airport Authority, is higher than Friends of the Earth's estimate in November that the runway would cause up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568554/third-runways-sky-high-emissions
  9. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third Hong Kong runway gets backing of 2,500 pilots 'to stop air congestion'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... pilots backs new runway An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying air traffic congestion during peak hours is already forcing ... at Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Express. Sticking to just two runways could affect the city's competitiveness and status as a global aviation hub, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556860/third-runway-has-backing-2500-strong-pilots-group
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let spoiled airlines fund third runway, not the public purse An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying air traffic congestion during peak hours is already forcing planes to wait 15 minutes or more to take off. SCMP, July 21 This third runway crowd is certainly getting mighty casual with our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557115/let-spoiled-airlines-fund-hong-kongs-third-runway-not-public-purse

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