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  1. Beijing to make better use of water resources

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei pledged yesterday that the central government would make better use of water resources and promised the 'most stringent management and regulations ever' to address water shortages and pollution. Mr Chen's statement, released on the Ministry of Water Resources website yesterday, is regarded by some mainland water experts ...

  2. 37,000 dams at risk of collapsing, warns water resources chief

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A particularly wet spring is threatening nearly half of the dams in China because they are already 'quite sick', according to the mainland's water chief. Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei raised the alert to emergency management agencies, the department said. Mr Chen said that more than 37,000 dams, or 43 per cent of the mainland's total, ...

  3. China Resources green path is one to follow

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on energy and water efficiency, the type of material and resources used and indoor environmental quality. Windows, air conditioning and plumbing will be replaced, a rooftop garden created and car ... New York's Empire State Building and the China Resources Building in Wan Chai would seem worlds apart. The former is a landmark structure for its height and design, whereas ...

  4. China Resources to build HK$300m Wan Chai hotel

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito China Resources (Holdings) plans to build a boutique hotel in Wan Chai at an estimated cost of more than HK$300 million to enhance its asset portfolio and help give the area a facelift. Chairman Song Lin said the company would build an international-standard hotel on top of the lower block of the China Resources Building, its headquarters, on Harbour Road. The lower block ...

  5. Study urges HK rethink on water amid climate change

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the precious resource, a local think tank says. Hong Kong and Macau should be involved with the Pearl River Water Resources Commission and work with other delta cities to avoid future conflicts ... in the Pearl River Basin and Hong Kong', was released yesterday. The study says as the PRD basin is one of a few relatively healthy river systems on the mainland, regional water resources ...

  6. Epic '60s canal project holds drought at bay

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this year, as the drought deprived the Zhang River of much of its water resources. To get much-needed water from upstream areas, the Linzhou government paid Shanxi more than 1 million yuan (HK$1.13 ... encourage them not to waste the hard-earned water resources,' Mr Liang said. But the 10-yuan-an-hour irrigation water appeared to be beyond Xifeng villager Tian Song's budget. ...

  7. Officers at farewell feast were on duty, says deputy police chief

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... impartiality, the inquiry would use the resources of another police region rather than the marine police. Responding to criticism that the police launch was misused, Tsang said: 'We expect each ...

  8. Beijing faces major water shortage until at least 2014

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Service reported yesterday. Work on the huge South-North Water Diversion Project had been delayed and Beijing would not be able to use water resources from the Yangtze River until at least 2014. ... Cheng Jing, head of Beijing's water resources bureau, was quoted as saying on Sunday. The project is designed to divert supplies from the water-rich south of the country, mainly ...

  9. How would you make the world a better place?

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

    ... School I would limit the amount of water each household on Earth uses according to the number of people living there. This would help stop our citizens from wasting such a precious natural resource. Although our planet is covered with water, only 1 to 2 per cent is usable as we cannot consume salt water. The desalination of salt from sea water to make fresh water increases the burning ...

  10. Chief executive missed golden opportunity to save our waters

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resource, Hong Kong's waters, are effectively dead in commercial fishing terms. Every day that trawling is allowed, there is one less day for hope. Every day trawlers ply our seas, ... and for our ocean, by declaring an end to trawling in all of Hong Kong's waters. He has recently received hundreds of letters supporting the government's proposed ban on trawling ...




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