Contingency Plan

Cathay Pacific 'assurance' of no flight disruption

Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union members state their demands at a meeting at the Regal Airport Hotel yesterday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Cathay Pacific has assured a leading travel agency that its flights will not be disrupted by industrial action over the Christmas holiday because the airline has a contingency plan.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:01am

Japan draws up Diaoyu Islands contingency plan

Chinese patrol ships are watched by two Japanese Coast Guard vessels (right and second left) west of the Diaoyus. Photo: Reuters

Japanese authorities insist they are prepared to deal with any contingency involving the Diaoyu Islands, but they may struggle to cope with an armada of 2,000 Chinese fishing boats that is apparently headed for the disputed waters.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:13pm

Nuclear safety drill a valid exercise

A year after the disastrous nuclear leak in northeastern Japan, Hong Kong carried out its biggest drill to date in order to test the ability of emergency services to respond to a major accident at the Daya Bay nuclear power station in Guangdong. The chief executive and over 1,000 staff from more than 30 government departments took part.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Daya Bay drill to test safety plans

Overseas experts and International Atomic Energy Agency officials will observe a two-day drill next week - the first in 15 years - to test the city's emergency procedures for a nuclear accident at Daya Bay.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Medics on site for riding mishaps

A biological or other terrorist attack is the worst-case scenario that Hong Kong's equestrian organisers have prepared for. But in reality, the worst that is likely to happen is riders falling off their horses - a nasty enough experience, according to the Hospital Authority.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

No time for complacency on bird flu

Now is not too soon for companies to start preparing for a bird flu outbreak, according to businessman Nigel Thomas.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Poor planning

Quite clearly, had the Government acted promptly after the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) decision in January and taken immediate steps for the Basic Law to be amended by the National People's Congress at its annual meeting in March, the wholly unsatisfactory outcome of the present controversy could have been avoided.

18 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Border control

Border police are 'prepared for the worst' as they watch for any surge in illegal immigrants following yesterday's decision.

Deputy district commander Senior Superintendent Tsang Choi-on said border police had stepped up contact with Guangdong security officers from a monthly basis to a daily basis.

19 May 1999 - 12:00am

Contingency plan must be publicised, say legislators

An outline of the official contingency plan for the bird flu crisis should be publicised, provisional legislators urged yesterday.

Members of the health panel demanded the plan be released, saying it would restore confidence in the Government.

However, Deputy Secretary for Health and Welfare Gregory Leung Wing-lup refused to make a commitment.

13 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Police on standby outside Xinhua

Police have prepared contingency plans for any disturbances caused by Deng's death, and immigration officials are monitoring the flow of commuters at border checkpoints.

Officers have been deployed to monitor the situation outside Xinhua (the New China News Agency), which is allowing the public to pay tribute to Deng at the offices.

20 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Canadians plan mass evacuation

CANADIAN officials admitted yesterday there was 'a large grain of truth' behind reports that a blueprint existed for a massive air-and-sea emergency evacuation of their citizens from Hong Kong.

2 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Contingency planning

Most people in Hong Kong still hope that the present Legislative Council will be allowed to remain in office until 1999. But that is no excuse for the Government's reluctance to make preparations to cope with the practical consequences which will follow if, as seems inevitable, China persists in its plan to dissolve Legco next year.

20 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Nuclear plan

FULL operational details of what will be done in the event of a disaster at the Daya Bay nuclear plant will be publicly revealed today for the first time. The long-awaited contingency plan will be delivered to Legislative Councillors in its entirety.

29 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Daya Bay plan requires $80m over five years

MORE than $80 million is needed over the next five years to pay for a contingency plan for accidents at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant.

In a submission to the Legislative Council Finance Committee, the Government asked that $33 million be allocated in one go for the purchase of equipment, working and protective gear as well as accessories to facilitate the contingency plan.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am