Land Reclamation in Hong Kong

Yacht club's reclamation serves public need

I refer to Winston Chu Ka-sun's letter ("Concern over yacht club's plan for harbour reclamation", December 3).

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 1:28am

Yacht village may not be suitable

The proposed yacht race village will take up a substantial portion of the harbour. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The Hong Kong public should be alarmed by the report ("Watchdog backs yacht race village", November 26) on the proposed "reclamation for a permanent breakwater of about 470 square metres" at the Wan Chai harbourfront put forward by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am 1 comment

Develop the New Territories instead of ruining important natural asset

The government should realise that the beauty and attraction of Hong Kong is because it is an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands large and small. Our sea and our shorelines are an invaluable natural asset which should be enjoyed not only by the present but also future generations.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Fact: your harbour needs you

Over recent months, the government has sought to justify Phase III of the Central reclamation plan by embarking on a publicity campaign seldom seen in Hong Kong. It has spent $780,000 of public funds and distributed 300,000 colour pamphlets to convince the public that it is acting in accordance with the spirit of the rule of law and in the public interest.

10 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Battle lines

December 6, 2002 - Town Planning Board approves plans for 26ha reclamation from the Convention and Exhibition Centre towards Causeway Bay. In the consultation period, the board receives 650 objections, most casting doubt on the scale of the reclamation and the necessity for the Harbour Park.

10 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Talkback

Q What do you think of the decision to allow the Central reclamation to resume?

I feel it is outrageous that there are plans afoot to destroy even more of Hong Kong's magnificent harbour, but even more outrageous is the fact that none of the Legislative Council objected when discussions were taking place.

What does that tell you about the powers that be?

9 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Charting a new course for the harbour

A Planning Department report completed in April lays out sweeping plans for development of the waterfront on both sides of Hong Kong's Harbour. The report calls for housing, hotels, museums, parks and outdoor plazas linked by broad promenades and with better pedestrian access from inland areas.

18 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Reclamation schemes put on hold

Three reclamation projects have been put on hold by the government amid the sluggish property market and record budget deficit.

The projects affected are the Western District Development Scheme, the Tsuen Wan Bay reclamation works and the Sham Tseng project. The plans involved creating 126 hectares to provide housing for 114,000 people.

28 May 2003 - 12:00am

HK's natural heritage being sold for money

Wilson Fung, for Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands sought to justify the scale of the proposed Central Reclamation (letter, South China Morning Post, July 17).

Firstly, it does not need 38 hectares (about four million square feet) of reclamation to provide a waterfront and promenade.

22 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hold reclamation referendum

One of the last good pieces of legislation enacted by the elected Legislative Council in 1997 was the Harbour Ordinance which stated that: 'The central harbour is to be protected and preserved as a special public asset and a natural heritage of Hong Kong people.' Alas, I now understand that the Government is about to implement yet another reclamation project covering some 58.9 hectares, stretc

11 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Most HK people against further reclamation

The Society for Protection of the Harbour is non-political and is only concerned with protecting the environment of Hong Kong for the welfare of its people.

7 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Planning body opposes anti-reclamation bill

A proposal by harbour preservationists to block further reclamation unless approved by Legislative Council will aggravate the housing shortage, a town planning body says.

2 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Save lovely harbour

I AM writing on behalf of a group of concerned Chinese-Canadians in the greater metro-Toronto areas. Many of us still maintain residency in Hong Kong.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Corporate effort

I REFER to the letter from an anonymous Group of Hong Kong Architects expounding some thoughts on the question of harbour reclamations (Sunday Morning Post, August 27).

They raise four substantive issues: It is inappropriate to draw a comparison between Hong Kong Harbour (after reclamation) and 'natural rivers'.

10 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Is reclaimed land safe?

I AM one among many commuting workers who is very unhappy about the new piers for the outlying ferries.

I know all the reclamation work has to do with preparations for facilities relating to the new airport, and that it will also provide land for more commercial buildings, which will add to Hong Kong's building glut.

26 May 1995 - 12:00am

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