Pest controllers and farmers will be required to gain licences to use hazardous pesticides, the Government has proposed.Tuesday, 24 April, 2001, 12:00am
Pest controllers and farmers will be required to gain licences to use hazardous pesticides, the Government has proposed.
Assistant director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department Dr Leslie Sims said up to 3,000 people would be affected by the amendment.24 Apr 2001 - 12:00am
Lawmakers approved $91.4 million to replace worn-out water pipes that cost taxpayers $600 million a year.
Officials said there had been an average of 20,150 leaks and 1,490 bursts each year between 1994 and 1999. The figure last year was 24,700 - 12 per cent more.22 Feb 2001 - 12:00am
Two government programmes designed to help school-leavers find jobs do not work, the Chief Executive was told yesterday by a group of jobless youngsters.24 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
A Lands Tribunal ruling may be sought by the Government to settle disputes over compensation with owners of an industrial building in Tsuen Wan affected by a West Rail plan.
A working group has been set up to look into individual cases in a land resumption row concerning the Wah Kai Industrial Centre.27 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
More funds will be applied for if the $1.1 billion earmarked for civil servants who join a voluntary retirement scheme proves insufficient.
The funds, approved by the Finance Committee yesterday, will be set aside for 70,000 staff in 59 grades eligible to join the scheme.10 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
Susan Shiu talks to those who attended last night's candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in commemoration of the victims of the June 4, 1989, Beijing massacre . . . and one who did not.5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am
A review has been urged on the granting of compensation to landowners who are barred from developing their land.
The Heung Yee Kuk, which represents indigenous New Territories villagers, complained to lawmakers in March that landowners were not compensated after being blocked from development.27 Apr 2000 - 12:00am
A scheme to renovate schools will not be dropped, despite fears for its future after the results of a review are released this month.
Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping said the Government would consider the consultants' recommendations, expected by the end of the month.6 Apr 2000 - 12:00am