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  1. Restaurants get one more year to use harbour seawater

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... such businesses that used seawater, as that from Victoria Harbour and areas in typhoon shelters constantly showed high levels of E coli bacteria. E coli can cause diarrhoea and other illnesses. Despite ... Martin Wong Owners of seafood restaurants and stalls in Lei Yue Mun can breathe a sigh of relief, as the government will allow them to pump seawater from the harbour into their tanks ...

  2. Harbour ban for seawater suppliers

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Seawater suppliers will be banned from drawing water from Victoria Harbour, all typhoon shelters and the western side of the New Territories under a proposal to improve ... Business Registration rules, which were set to be amended. He cited Environmental Protection Department readings at Victoria Harbour of E. coli content from 1,000 to 10,000 per millilitre of water, ...

  3. Harbour defender's sweetest victory

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Winston Chu

    ... they launched a crusade to protect Victoria Harbour that has continued at full tilt for 14 years. 'She was then 80 years old and she said, 'Give them hell'- that's how ... for environmental protection and conservation. Any further reclamation in Victoria Harbour, however small, from now on will have to go through this sort of rigorous process. That would appear to the outcome ...

  4. Harbour reclamation kits bite the dust

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Advisory body promises to issue new consultation packs on Wan Chai's waterfront as soon as possible The harbour advisory body yesterday withdrew a two-week-old information kit proposing reclamation of up to 25 hectares at Wan Chai. Instead, a new information booklet will be published to aid discussion, the Harbour-front Enhancement Committee's subcommittee ...

  5. Upgrade piers for more activities along harbour, study urges

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Underused ferry piers along Victoria Harbour should be upgraded to include more cafes, restaurants and retail stores, a study has suggested. Promenades incorporating unique designs and activities should be extended to less prominent areas such as Sheung Wan, Shau Kei Wan and Tai Kok Tsui, according to the study, released by the Harbour Business Forum yesterday. ...

  6. Restaurants fight proposed ban on use of seawater from harbour

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Seafood restaurant owners in Lei Yue Mun say they may have to close when a new rule banning them from pumping seawater from the harbour into their fish tanks is introduced in August. The government is amending the Food Business Regulation to stop fish vendors using seawater from Victoria Harbour and areas in typhoon shelters, which constantly show high levels of E coli ...

  7. Planning board to appeal harbour ruling

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the future appearance and development of Victoria Harbour. The board has been locked in deliberations over whether to appeal since the Court of First Instance handed down its verdict last week in favour of conservationists, who argued that unfettered reclamation would effectively turn the harbour into a river. A spokesman for the Planning Department said the board had finalised ...

  8. Eateries facing ban on use of seawater may get reprieve

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Martin Wong

    ... over the high levels of E coli bacteria in the seawater, the government plans to amend the Food Business Regulations from next month to stop fish vendors using water from Victoria Harbour ... Martin Wong and Ada Lee Lei Yue Mun seafood restaurants, facing a government insistent on them using a source of seawater other than the nearby harbour, may yet be thrown a lifeline. ...

  9. HK$28b bypass gets the green light

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... all its legal obstacles, was approved by the Executive Council on Tuesday and would be submitted to the Legislative Council, to seek funding. But the Society for the Protection of the Harbour ... will involve permanent reclamation of 12.7 hectares of the harbour and temporary reclamation of the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter. The route will go underground at the Rumsey Street flyover near the Two ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thanks to government, harbour will not survive for much longer The report and editorial ('Questions over pier that became a platform reclaimed from the sea' and 'Project makes a nonsense of rules on reclamation', December 28) have exposed the government's callous attitude towards reclamation. Enjoy Hong Kong's harbour and foreshores while you can. ...




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