When your bus crosses the bridge over the Shing Mun River, it is hard not to notice the giant cylinders below. These are the facilities of the Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Plant.Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am
Any hope that our administration had learned from the revelations made during the farcical chief executive election were quashed by the sponsored feature ('6 pronged approach to land supply', March 29). This focused on one prong only, reclamation.7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
I refer to the editorial ('There's enough land already available', February 23), and the article ('Harbour 'cheaper route to gain land'', February 20).14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Lamma Island's primitive septic tanks will soon be flushed away by a modern centralised sewage system the government says will improve hygiene and the marine ecology.
The HK$420 million Drainage Services Department project is expected to benefit 5,000 island residents. Construction started in 2010 and the first stage of the system is expected to come into use next year.21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
This is a WTO meeting where you won't find angry protesters waging street battles with burly police officers in tactical gear. The three-day 12th World Toilet Summit kicked off yesterday. Anger and anxiety usually mark global summits these days, but here, everyone seems relieved and relaxed.23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
I think the article 'Phones for all but few toilets' (South China Morning Post, November 1) is very interesting. The headline is ironic.
To most people, a toilet is a necessity, but it is not so in India. In the Mumbai slum of Rafiq Nagar, there's not a single toilet for its 10,000 people. But nearly every family in the slum has a cell phone. Some have three.15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
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 environment would be banished. In their place would be respect for our policies and, perhaps, a desire to holiday or perhaps live or work in our city.10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
An assistant director of the Drainage Services Department checks the growth of vegetation planted on a wall at the Sha Tin sewage treatment plant yesterday, part of an experiment evaluating the ability of vertical greening, or green walls, to ease the heat island effect.9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Officials in the heavily polluted Pearl River Delta are waging war on sewage sludge swamping the region. Winning the war, however, might be difficult.
It's well known that Guangdong has a big problem. Foul-smelling landfills are filling up and waste incinerators are being planned close to residential areas, sparking protests about health concerns.30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Pacific Textiles Holdings is fighting an uphill battle against a tough mainland environmental rule that allows factories to expand production capacity only if it does not increase pollutants.17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am