HK Broadband seeks review of pole decision

Hong Kong Broadband Network has hit back at the Highways Department, saying the director of highways adopted an 'indiscriminate approach' in demanding it remove all the steel poles it had erected in hundreds of locations to mount its telecommunications facilities.

Saturday, 5 June, 2010, 12:00am

Pylon 'crash' a mystery

I refer to your report 'Residents urge power lines action' (South China Morning Post, August 23).

In the third paragraph Alice Lam, vice-chairman of the Fei Ngo Shan Residents' Association, was quoted as saying that 'pylons had crashed on to homes in Tuen Mun'.

3 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Mainlander in high-wire drama

A 32-year-old from Caozhou in Guangdong province whose three-month stay in Hong Kong ends today climbed to the top of a 60-metre, 400,000-volt electricity pylon in Yuen Long.

After three hours the man, surnamed Zheng, climbed down and was taken to hospital. He was then returned to the care of relatives.

14 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Pylon complaints backed

LEGISLATORS have backed residents who complained that pylons being built in Sai Kung were too close for comfort.

After a half-day visit, they agreed to look at other sites suggested by residents.

Accompanied by government officials and China Light and Power staff, members of the joint panel on health and environment affairs visited several sites.

26 May 1995 - 12:00am

Pylon compensation rejected

FURIOUS Fei Ngo Shan residents have been told they will not get any compensation for the nearly $2 billion combined drop in their property prices because of China Light and Power's (CLP) decision to route overhead electricity cables through the area.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Friendly idea

READING all the correspondence in your paper about pylons in the Clear Water Bay area, there is no doubt that China Light and Power (CLP) is sincere about its intention to provide 'environment friendly power' to people in Hong Kong.

4 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Pylon folly

THE average person in Hong Kong considers there to be very little difference between the great monopolies such as China Light and Power (CLP) and the Government.

27 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

CLP officials given taste of people power

ANGRY Clear Water Bay residents protesting against a pylons project surrounded China Light and Power (CLP) representatives yesterday when they refused to sit through a discussion on re-routing the electricity lines.

20 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Pylons harm people and the countryside

I SYMPATHISE wholeheartedly with the plight of those Clear Water Bay area homeowners whose right to safeguard their living environment has been intruded on by the recent addition of numerous pylons supporting high tension cables, purported by China Light and Power (CLP) to be necessary for transmitting electricity to Junk Bay.

7 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Families protest over cancer-fear pylons

TWO hundred homeowners in the Clear Water Bay area protested yesterday over a pylons project they say is a health risk.

They claimed the power lines, which generate an electro-magnetic field, might cause cancer.

27 Feb 1995 - 12:00am