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  1. Chicken imports to stay at 7,000 a day

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Daily imports of live chickens from the mainland will remain at 7,000 before the Lunar New Year. The Food and Health Bureau says it understands the request of poultry traders for an increase in the quota but it has to consider the threat of bird flu. It estimates that the supply will meet public needs because about 268,000 live chickens are also available from local farms. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to resolve crisis over city waste Hong Kong will spend at least HK$31 billion on waste-handling infrastructure in the next seven years, it was revealed yesterday. And included in the measures ... in court and a verdict is pending. Hong Kong is at the crossroads in dealing with its mounting waste crisis. Its waste-generation rate is more than a third higher than cities such as Taipei ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... that Hong Kong was facing a crisis over its waste and had to make a decision on the technology fairly quickly since the landfills would be full in a few years. She added that the government would ... Howard Winn The troubling question of what to do about Hong Kong's waste got a spirited airing at a public forum yesterday evening. There was a panel of five experts who were ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    No simple solution to flats crisis

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Hongkongers should back C.Y.'s efforts to provide more homes Solving the housing problem has become a top priority for the Hong Kong SAR and its chief executive Leung Chun-ying. This was reflected in his policy address. Some solutions suggested include increasing Hong Kong's land supply by reclamation, new town development and having more urban renewal projects. However C. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Association. "The fish are less meaty and the death rate has doubled." Reclamation has for more than a century been the easy option to cope with growing demand for space in Hong Kong. While ... possibly be done without detailed strategic planning behind it," said Professor Lawrence Lai Wai-chung, an urban planning specialist at the University of Hong Kong and former government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Updated water quality standards needed for Hong Kong's beaches, says DAB

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 07:59pm by CHARMINE CHE

    ... found some swimmers suffered from illness following contact with the water. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong criticised the government on Monday for being slow ... Christopher Chung Shu-kun said the ailments could range from skin rashes to minor flu symptoms. Citizens above 11 years of age were polled by phone over a one-week period starting July 30. The party ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Act now on city's pollution crisis, warn campaigners

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... She said if this was done, Hong Kong would be the first in Asia to introduce such rules. "What should be done must be done with great force," she said. Loh said she had asked two ... Professor Anthony Hedley, of the University of Hong Kong, told the subcommittee yesterday that American studies had showed that for every US dollar spent on cleaning up the air, four dollars ...

  9. Director baulks at food-safety centre

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... that a dedicated centre for food safety would be set up next year. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is one of the biggest with 11,000 staff and 7,000 contracted workers. It has a wide range ... the agriculture and fisheries department does on Hong Kong farms.' Thomas Chan Yan-keung, director of the Centre for Food and Drug Safety at the Chinese University, said the new centre should ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong officials seek to allay fears over rural towns project

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND OLGA WONG

    ... the "backyard" of Shenzhen, with visa-free entry and investment opportunities for rich mainlanders. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said accusations of selling out Hong Kong to mainlanders were "totally unfounded". "I'm surprised at the false claims … I believe Hong Kong people who have lived with new town developments over the past 50 years will understand ...




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