Waste Legislation

Why the long wait for e-waste legislation?

Every two or three months, a waste recycling/storage facility in the New Territories suddenly bursts into flames, sending clouds of black smoke belching into the sky; sometimes it resembles an explosion at a chemical plant.

Monday, 7 November, 2011, 12:00am

Topical issues under the spotlight

FAIRS, WHILE IDEAL for sourcing products, are also excellent places for exchanging knowledge. Nine seminars on seven topics will be held in conference room 201A in conjunction with the trade fair.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Surveyors argue for a new legal framework

A new law and a new system is needed by the government to help it make better decisions on whether the private sector should be involved in a public works or services project, says the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.

The institute is a strong advocate of the use of the public-private partnership (PPP) system.

16 May 2005 - 12:00am

Contract row threatens youth centre plan

Clash over handing operation of the complex to a private firm delays construction

Uncertainty looms over a government plan to build a 12-storey youth centre after lawmakers yesterday questioned why officials wanted a single contractor to operate it.

11 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Private developer may be enlisted for controversial project

A private developer might be contracted to rebuild the Prince of Wales Hospital.

A spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said one option being considered was to allow the developer to manage the hospital after it had been rebuilt. Under this model, the money the developer invested in the rebuilding could be recouped from management services.

14 May 2004 - 12:00am

Private developers offered free hand

Government proposal allows firms to build profitable sidelines to public projects

The government proposes giving private developers who build public projects a free hand to build anything they deem profitable around the developments, provided no zoning bylaws are violated, officials disclosed yesterday.

17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Check urged on partnership projects

A balance is needed between attracting private business and protecting the public

A mechanism should be established to monitor how the new public-private partnership model is implemented to protect the public's interest, according to the public works chief.

15 Mar 2004 - 12:00am