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  1. Top firms unite in bid to protect harbour

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... efforts to protect Victoria Harbour from rampant reclamation and development. Hongkong Bank is spearheading the group, sources said. Members include Jardines, developers Hong Kong Land, the Swire ... Norma Connolly More than 100 corporations will join environmentalists next week to launch a new lobby group to urge the government to better protect the harbour. The Harbour Business ...

  2. Plan to push Victoria Park to waterfront

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Victoria Park should be bigger and connect directly to the Causeway Bay waterfront, a property developer has proposed. Swire Properties also thinks it is feasible to build a largely submerged Central-Wan Chai bypass to minimise the visual impact of the road to the waterfront. But reclamation is inevitable. The developer submitted the Victoria Park Shoreline proposal ...

  3. Officials fail to postpone increases in tunnel toll

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Transport officials have failed to secure further concessions for motorists facing an average 67 per cent rise in tolls for using the Eastern Harbour Tunnel from May 1, nor have ... the company operating the Eastern Harbour Crossing and had several telephone and e-mail exchanges with them since last month's announcement of the increases. 'We have been contacting ...

  4. Fears of not-so-fragrant harbour

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Dikky Sinn, Quinton Chan Victoria Harbour could be polluted with raw sewage if WTO, protesters attack treatment facilities in Wan Chai near the venue of the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, the director of drainage services said yesterday. But Wong Chee-keung quickly sought to dampen fears, saying 'the flushing capability of Victoria Harbour is very ...

  5. Save the harbour

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH A CHINESE book with illustrations will soon be published to raise young people's awareness of the need to protect reclamation-plagued Victoria Harbour. Published by the Society for Protection of the Harbour, The Adventure of Victoria was jointly produced by writer Monica Wong Hiu-hung and illustrator 'Bigsoil'. In the 40-page book, a little girl called ...

  6. We were kept in the dark: harbour advisers

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'These concept plans showed the government is determined to reclaim Victoria Harbour in order to sell land for commercial purposes,' Ms Loh said. The concept plans did not appear to have ... Chloe Lai Committee members say they knew nothing of Wan Chai reclamation plans before they were released The government was accused yesterday of manipulating its harbour advisory body ...

  7. Private member's bill aims to scrap harbour tunnel toll increase

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Dikky Sinn and Elaine Wu A private member's bill to reverse the toll increase at the Eastern Harbour Crossing is being proposed by independent lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip. The bill seeks to amend the schedule to the Eastern Harbour Crossing Ordinance, to roll the toll back to its level before the May 1 increase. The operator raised tolls by $10 for private cars and $5 ...

  8. Harbour view

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... by Lilian Goh More than 330 students showed their concern for Victoria Harbour in a photo competition organised by the Society for Protection of the Harbour (SPH). The 'Victoria ... 14-year-old Wong Sze-chun's Jump into Victoria Harbour clinched the gold award in the student category. The Form Three student from Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College impressed the judges with his ...

  9. Free book to promote harbour protection

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A children's book on the importance of protecting Victoria Harbour will be distributed free this month to mark World Earth Day. The Society for the Protection of the Harbour has also recruited Canto-pop star Joey Yung Cho-yee as its harbour protection ambassador. Distribution of the book, The Adventure of Victoria, is aimed at kick-starting the society's Kids ...

  10. 'No need for committee to see plan for harbour'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Taskforce chief blames communication lapse for anger over reclamation options The chairman of the Harbour Enhancement Committee's taskforce on the Wan Chai reclamation ... with creative ideas.' Roger Tang Man-hung, a harbour committee member who represents the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, said he was happy with the clarification on the plans. 'I was worried ...




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