THE Preliminary Working Committee (PWC) was told of the need to have a new dumping site in Hong Kong, Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands Bowen Leung Po-wing said yesterday. He was speaking after the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and the PWC accused the Government of breaking its promise to start no reclamation work before the handover in 1997. Mr Leung said the Government only proposed to reclaim a 37-hectare dumping site for construction waste in Sulphur Channel between Kennedy Town and Green Island, and the proposal was part of the large-scale Green Island reclamation project. The project - for housing transport and other infrastructure - is part of the Territorial Development Scheme and will cover 190 hectares. 'When we briefed the PWC on our reclamation projects in our mind, we also explained to them the need for the dumping site,' Mr Leung said. The project was gazetted on Friday. Mr Leung said the gazettal did not mean the Government would go ahead with the project. There would be a two-month public consultation first. The Government intends to construct seawalls and to reclaim about 370,000 square metres of land by public dumping at the Sulphur Channel. This will provide a site mainly for the disposal of construction material.