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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to sort out financial arrangements for third runway

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Now let's sort out runway financing The controversial plan to build a third airport runway has, thankfully, cleared the first major hurdle. After rounds of intense ... for the next challenge- the financial arrangements. With a price tag of at least HK$136 billion, the runway is likely to be the city's most expensive construction project. The transport chief has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1596894/time-sort-out-financial-arrangements-third-runway
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway given the green light by government green advisers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Third runway given the green light by advisers The government's environment advisers have backed the plan to build a third runway at the airport ... process of the runway," he said. Ng saw no grounds for a judicial review of the report. The project will mean the permanent loss of at least 650 hectares of sea habitats and will mean Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593386/third-runway-given-green-light-government-green-advisers
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Disturbing U-turn on flawed environmental report for third runway

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:34pm by SAMANTHA LEE

    ... Samantha Lee Samantha Lee says airport officials' measures to address environmental concerns over third runway remain inadequate, despite marine parks plan Still flawed The Advisory Council on the Environment will meet on Monday to discuss whether to advise the Environmental Protection Department to give the green light to the third-runway plan. After a closed-door meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1590821/disturbing-u-turn-onflawed-environmental-report-third-runway
  4. Comment - Letters

    Four runways option cheaper than Airport Authority's proposal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... Four runways option cheaper than Airport Authority's proposal Many have written on the pros and cons of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. Surprisingly fewer have inquired ... of the more imaginative proposals advanced for a third runway at London Heathrow was to lengthen one of its two existing runways so that the original single runway could then be operated as two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1587359/four-runways-option-cheaper-airport-authoritys-proposal
  5. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... runway debate “ Other questions remain over the runway – not least how it will be funded ” City, September 3 It may not be the least of these questions, but it certainly was the last in our report of how government environmental advisers now seem ready to approve construction of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok. I have said it before and I shall say it again. In this debate, the white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584400/funding-must-be-front-and-centre-debate-third-runway
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Additional measures to protect dolphins likely to win approval for environmental assessment Runway plan set to get OK from green advisers The government's environmental advisers are prepared to approve the third runway at Chek Lap Kok after the airport operator offered new and additional plans to protect the marine ecology. The plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584096/runway-plan-set-get-ok-green-advisers
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Two new marine parks pledged for Lantau amid third runway hearings

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Government accused of making surprise announcement to take pressure off environmental concerns over Airport Authority's third runway plan Marine parks pledged amid runway hearings In the midst of environmental hearings on a proposed third runway, conservation authorities have made a surprise pledge to designate two new marine parks off Lantau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583167/government-accused-marine-park-pledge-take-pressure-bid-third-runway
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Airport Authority's fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:33pm by Albert Cheng

    ... fixation with third runway is blinding it to other options Over the years, the Airport Authority has been funding research and more research to legitimise its claim that Hong Kong needs a third runway. The findings have boiled down to a single conclusion- that the proposed three-runway system is environmentally acceptable and economically indispensable. Another such report- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581468/airport-authoritys-fixation-third-runway-blinding-it-other-options
  9. 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
  10. 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

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