Victoria Harbour

Letters

Great spot for world-class water sports

Monday, 19 March, 2012, 12:00am

New land formed by reclamation offers resettlement option for residents

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

New cruise operators unveil global plans

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is targeting cruise markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas after it won a 10-year deal last Thursday to operate and manage the cruise terminal at Kai Tak with two other partners.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

U.S. campaign to lure cruise line operators

Top executives from Worldwide Flight Services will fly from Hong Kong to Miami tomorrow to kick off a marketing and promotion campaign to lure cruise lines, operators and retailers to the Kai Tak cruise terminal.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Small-house policy is in disarray

Perhaps it is time that the Lands Department moved into the 21st century and started taking a holistic approach to the decisions made within its department as to who can build and where.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Architect revisits historic city hall

It was a celebratory evening when the who's who of Hong Kong gathered in City Hall in Central for its golden jubilee. But to one of the building's British architects, it was heartbreaking to see the arts and hub complex of which the hall is part tarnished.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland property speculators will gain from reclamation, not HK citizens

I do not support any further attempt by the government to create more land through reclamation projects.

The reason for my opposition is simple. The land obtained from any reclamation plan will not end up making Hong Kong more spacious and a better place to live.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Missing from the world map

The berths are spacious and deep. There are acres of dockside space for exhibitions. The clubhouse and waterside restaurants are new and offer views of clear blue water and gleaming yachts under warm tropical sunshine.

It's no wonder the Volvo Ocean Race chose to stop in Sanya, on Hainan island, instead of in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Harbour 'cheaper route to gain land'

Reclaiming land to provide sites for development may be controversial - but the cost could be less than half that of freeing up rural land for housing or industrial use.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

City could be a hub for conventions

I refer to the report ('Convention centre 'losing out' to bigger venues', February 9). The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai is host to a wide range of events, including international exhibitions.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

One way to make new bridge pay

I refer to the report on the proposed increase of licences for mainland vehicles to visit Hong Kong by 50 per day ('New entry plan for mainland cars', February 9). This is a trial to boost future traffic on the proposed bridge to Zhuhai and Macau.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Reclamation advantages spelled out at forum

Land reclamation is not all bad if there is careful planning with the livelihoods of Hongkongers as the top priority, a public forum held by the government heard yesterday.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Repurposing the Earth

What's land reclamation?

Land reclamation is the process which creates new land from sea- or river-beds. It most commonly means converting wetlands or waterways into land for development.

The term can also mean the process of restoring damaged land to its natural state. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or landfill.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Free up space in land-use debate for reclamation and park development

I agree with those correspondents who argue that we should use up all the land in Hong Kong before we reclaim more.

But do we really still have much free space in the New Territories? Due to the small-house policy, much of the land in this area is used to build these village homes.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

With the correct land policies, government could avoid reclamation

Society for Protection of the Harbour fully supports your editorial ('There's no need for land reclamation', January 30).

For the past 17 years, we have been advocating that the government should properly plan the development of the New Territories instead of reclaiming the harbour and our sea to make land. That should be Hong Kong's proper direction of growth.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am