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  1. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Environment chief Wong Kam-sing's Ice Bucket Challenge has green focus

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Victoria Ann Duthie and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Challenge- this time also raising awareness about green issues. A day after commerce chief Greg So Kam-leung took a freezing shower, environmental minister Wong Kam-sing poured a bucket of cold water over his head in Tamar Park. He was accompanied by his political assistant, Michelle Au Wing-tsz. Clad in green, Wong opted to use water from a restaurant that had been used to clean rice, rain ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill extension and waste incinerator] are things we cannot do without," the architect-turned-minister said. Wong would not speculate on the outcome of the Public Works Subcommittee's upcoming ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tuen Mun councillors dismiss Wong Kam-sing's landfill-plan sweeteners

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 04:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... concessions. At a special meeting with Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing yesterday, councillors said they would continue to object to expansion plans unless the government did more to address ... West New Territories landfill at Nim Wan. Wong's ambitious plan to pump HK$1 billion into the recycling industry was also labelled a "diversion". "Promoting recycling ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ships emit more sulphur than power plants: Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... pollution. Ships are already the main emitter of nitrogen oxides and suspended particles. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said new emission data, to be released shortly, showed vessels ... by think tank Community Development Initiatives on Thursday night, Wong said the new figures would show marine pollution needed to be addressed, along with roadside pollution. "Both roadside ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers, lighting giant shun energy-efficiency schemes

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... yesterday, Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, said buildings consumed 90 per cent of the city's electricity and that one-third was used for air conditioning alone. The light bulb ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    No extension on 'cash for clunkers' scheme: environment chief

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... to the 1999 Euro II standards. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said the government would stick to the current deadline for the incentives, but could look into other ways to help owners ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan aims to address Hong Kong's 'grave problem' with waste

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... and politicians- as two key components. "We have a grave problem about waste in Hong Kong," Secretary for Environment Wong Kam-sing said. "Our daily per capita waste load is higher than ... will take 22 per cent, leaving the remaining 23 per cent to be burnt. The structure is similar to that in Seoul. Of the range of measures he outlined at a press conference, Wong said incineration ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Environment minister defends Towngas' 4.6pc rise in gas fees

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... 'reasonable' Environment minister Wong Kam-sing has defended as "reasonable" a planned increase in gas charges by the city's sole piped-gas distributor. Hong Kong and China Gas Co, ... in 2012. Wong says the price rise is only "slight". "The increase is reasonable. It also takes into account local needs, and environment protection too," Wong told ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Transport operators make demands over plan to scrap old diesel trucks

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the two sides today. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing insisted the government's HK$10 billion proposal, under which replacement subsidies would depend on the age of the vehicle, ... it reasonable [to make the payments] regardless of whether they scrap their vehicles and how old their vehicles are?" Wong, who will meet trade representatives this afternoon, asked on a radio ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... rubbish. We'll drown in it soon if nothing is done, Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing has warned. But Hongkongers shrugged their shoulders and yawned. The government has been banging its ...




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