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  1. Higher water bills will encourage consumers to save precious resource

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For 15 years, Hong Kong residents have enjoyed some of the lowest water charges in the world. However, we are using too much water and our consumption rate keeps increasing. The government should end the freeze on water tariffs to encourage consumers to be less wasteful. Of course consumers do not want to pay higher bills. The freeze has been in force since 1995 and this has kept ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Water fee review may mean higher bills

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no immediate plan to increase water tariffs. 'Water is a scarce resource. It is also the responsibility of Hong Kong to manage our water resources 'In many other places, there are studies ... Ng Kang-chung Families- especially wasteful ones- may have to dig deeper to pay their water bills in future as the government moves to control use through charges. A review that would end ...

  5. Park pledges resources for research

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI More resources from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) will be allocated to the regeneration of marine ecology in South Asia after the disastrous tsunami. Over ... Speaking at the 10th Ocean Park Conservation Day last weekend, Nora Tam, trustee chair of the OPCF, said they would allocate more resources and funding for studying the impact of the Asian tsunami ...

  6. China Resources sets sights on acquisitions

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Red-chip conglomerate boosts war chest after 17pc growth in underlying earnings Red-chip conglomerate China Resources Enterprise is on the prowl for acquisitions after a 17 per ... acquisition opportunities for us as we have plenty of cash and a very low gearing ratio,' said managing director Mark Chen Shulin. Mr Chen said China Resources was in talks with several potential ...

  7. Water projects the priority after bad year for droughts, floods

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research. Droughts and floods last year were the worst since 1998. Poor village irrigation is considered a major contributor ... vehicles, reading materials on water resources, training and so on.' Qiu agreed that since it's hard to assign responsibility to the government for damage caused by floods and droughts, ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Academics win award for more accurate flood forecast system

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... so that operators can better monitor distribution of water resources. Liaoning province nominated the project in the competition for the national honour. ... water-level forecasts for only 70 to 80 per cent of the time. 'Floods cannot be avoided entirely, but it's a matter of predicting when it will happen and the severity of it so ...




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