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  1. Advisers want power over harbour plans

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for different aspects of harbour management. Hardy Lok Kung-chin, who represents the Society for Protection of the Harbour on the committee, said the society would pursue the issue of a harbour authority at forthcoming meetings. Various government departments including Lands, Marine and Environmental Protection, are involved in harbour management. Committee members said disharmony among ...

  2. Harbour authority bid a welcome move

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea of a harbour authority has been floated time and again over the years. Yet each time, either through bureaucratic inertia or outright official rejection, it was never seriously pursued. All this time, our harbourfront remains a mess with its haphazard planning involving multiple government agencies and private developers, while Victoria Harbour continues to shrink. A new ...

  3. Letters

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in this battle for better air quality in Hong Kong. Winston K. S. Chu, adviser, Society for Protection of the Harbour US the problem, not the solution There really is a 'war on terror'. ... its rightful role is to ensure that the public interest is adequately protected and safeguarded in all major public works projects? If there is a lesson to be learned on the importance ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as government rent, property tax, rates, stamp duty and profits tax from developers. On the other hand, it is the administration of Hong Kong with a duty to protect the harbour and the environment. Hong Kong almost lost its harbour because of these conflicting roles as the government was more concerned with its role as landowner rather than its role as protector of the harbour. The Protection ...

  5. Wan Chai reclamation shrinks again

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

    ... in court over the way it defined 'minimum reclamation'. 'The government has to follow the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance, which restricts reclamation,' he said. The Court ... 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 ...

  6. Protest voyagers sail from pier

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

    ... that the government is trying to make,' the lawmaker said. Winston Chu Ka-sun, consultant of the Society for Protection of the Harbour, said only legislators could save the pier as they hold the power ... Joshua But Harbour protection groups launched farewell voyages from Queen's Pier yesterday in a last-ditch effort to preserve the pier ahead of its closure on Thursday. About 100 ...

  7. Letters

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it be a cultural district mixed with high-rise commercial/residential development, or just a cultural green park? And should Victoria Harbour, already suffering from over-reclamation, be protected? These are crucial issues and there must be a robust debate about them. Hong Kong Alternatives, the Society for Protection of the Harbour, and Designing Hong Kong Harbour District are joint sponsors ...

  8. New highway plans put on public view

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance. The case went to the Court of Final Appeal, which, in January 2004, ruled that the presumption against reclamation in the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standards in English. I am very worried about this trend. I am afraid the decline in standards of English will put at risk our reputation for being a cosmopolitan society. This also means our ... for many reasons. It deserves to be framed and displayed in every classroom, workplace, boardroom and government office, to remind all Hongkongers how glorious our harbour panorama can be when ...

  10. Tsang gets himself in a heritage twist over on-air sermon

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Society for Protection of the Harbour asked when the government had carried out 'any consultation giving the public a fair opportunity to object to Phase III in accordance with the Court ... hear Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah complain that the greater protection now afforded his city or the steps of St Paul's is becoming a 'worrying trend'- although, unlike ...




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