$80m rescue plan secured for Tuen Mun project An $80 million rescue package has been finalised to allow the completion of the Aegean luxury residential development in Tuen Mun. Receivers Ernst & Young announced the package last night after reaching the deal with a banking syndicate. It said the estate would be finished in about 12 months. Work stopped after the original developer, Profit Nation Development, failed to repay loans to the Bank of China in May. Its troubles followed the collapse of its sister development, Villa Pinada, on which work resumed earlier thanks to another financial rescue package. Before work stopped, 29 Aegean units worth $30 million, comprising about a third of the homes, had been sold. Feasibility study to start on proposed island prison A two-stage consultancy study will be launched to examine the feasibility of building a new prison complex on Hei Ling Chau off Lantau, the Civil Engineering Department said. The study will cover the potential impact of reclamation for the site and the construction of associated infrastructure. Customs seizes cigarettes More than 50,000 packets of smuggled cigarettes have been seized by customs officers in a five-day operation in Shamshuipo. In a separate operation, 8,000 litres of illicit oil was confiscated at an oil storage centre in Tin Shui Wai. 6 bus passengers injured Four children, all aged nine, and two teachers were hurt when a school bus braked suddenly on Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung. Police said the bus driver was preparing to overtake a car at the time. All the injured were discharged from hospital after treatment. Greening drive launched A planting programme has been launched in built-up areas where greenery is lacking, the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau said. The programme covers parts of Central, Causeway Bay, Hung Hom, Mongkok, Kwun Tong, Sheung Wan, and Wan Chai. $450,000 in goods held Customs officers seized smuggled goods, including illegal drugs and pirated DVDs, worth $450,000 at the border and at Macau ferry terminals in the first half of this month. Officers made 13 arrests.