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  1. Dirtier harbour defies logic with treatment in place, expert says

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... units. The high reading upsets the trend in declining E coli levels over the past decade and throws into doubt the revival of the historic cross-harbour swim. 'The reading is astronomical ... in the northern and western shores of Hong Kong Island, is pumped into the harbour after simple screening. The polluting practice is expected to continue for four more years until a deep tunnel network ...

  2. Cross-harbour swim revival can't be rushed

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Imagine the worth to Hong Kong of a video showing competitors in a cross-harbour swimming competition. Within a few frames, thoughts of Hong Kong being a place that cared little for its ... interest in cross-harbour swimming. There is still work to be done. Conspicuously absent from the clean-up effort are typhoon shelters. Waste from boats and drains flowing into them is trapped, ...

  3. Pollution experts warn of chlorine risk to harbour

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... harbour. But a lack of disinfection has led to an increase in pathogen levels such as E coli in the western part of the harbour, leading to the closure of four Tsuen Wan beaches. Environment officials said chemical disinfection would improve water quality enough for the Tsuen Wan beaches to be reopened and for the resumption of cross-harbour swimming. But the plan has raised fears ...

  4. Cross-Harbour tunnel rush hours

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cross-Harbour Tunnel traffic returns to normal. AFTERNOON 4.30pm Queue on Hong Kong Island stretches to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. But traffic is smooth on Kowloon side. 5pm ... University. 7.30pm Cross-harbour traffic returns to normal. ...

  5. Government should experiment with same toll for three tunnels

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel at Wan Chai. It is an indisputable fact that this traffic imbalance is causing the traffic jams. Therefore, the problem is with the western tunnel toll ... adjustment measures to balance cross-harbour traffic and to divert traffic from the congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel by drastically reducing the western tunnel toll. The government should have ...

  6. Cross-border dumping set to begin soon

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Shipments of construction waste to a reclamation site in western Guangdong are expected to start early next month, easing the excessive stockpiles in Hong Kong. ... a win-win situation, as there is no other [option for disposing] the materials,' said Hon Chi-keung, deputy head of the Civil Engineering Office. The unprecedented cross-border transfer, which ...

  7. Officials ignore obvious ways to reduce serious pollution levels

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the problem is not simply heavy traffic, but slow-moving traffic, which is even more serious. I have highlighted the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hung Hom. All roads heading towards the tunnel are busy throughout most of the day, not just during the morning and evening rush hours. In contrast, the three-lane Western Harbour Tunnel is almost empty, even during rush hours. ...

  8. Detours: Western Australia

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Phoenix Arrien

    ... Phoenix Arrien The region south of Perth, or the 'bottom end' of Western Australia, can be an excellent antidote to the stresses of Hong Kong. Some visitors describe ... Clarence, Albany has sweeping, empty beaches such as Middleton and Frenchman's Bay and colourful farmers' markets. Across Princess Royal Harbour, the violent Southern Ocean carves holes ...

  9. Loans to boost western regions

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... western regions. The money will be used to improve the cross-country Zhe-Gan railway and to build the proposed Hubei Shiman highway. Yesterday's announcement of the funding by the World Bank ... on improvements to boost speeds on the railway to up to 200km/h, while the Hubei Shiman highway would become a key transport artery to the western regions. The projects are scheduled to be completed ...

  10. Rail link affected by harbour ruling

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Construction of the cross-harbour section of the Sha Tin-Central rail line may be further delayed as a result of last week's ruling against temporary reclamation ... traffic congestion in Causeway Bay, Wan Chai and Central. But the rail link would be affected since building the city's fourth cross- harbour tunnel required land on the harbourfront, ...




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