Cutting the air pollution that flows into Hong Kong from Guangdong will be addressed by the provincial People's Political Consultative Conference. Delegate Lewis Luk Tei said he and other conference delegates from Hong Kong were making recommendations on how the province should tackle pollution. 'We have hired specialists such as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and we will propose a project [to reduce pollution],' he said. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua would be briefed on the project when he met Hong Kong delegates today, Mr Luk said. 'I believe we can help Hong Kong by working with Guangdong,' said Mr Luk, who is also deputy chairman and deputy managing director of Hutchison Harbour Ring, the toymaking unit of Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa. 'We are making recommendations to the government [and are engaged in] very direct communication with the government.' Asked about Guangdong's energy shortfall, Mr Luk said a lot of energy was being wasted through the inefficient use of resources. China uses energy at an efficiency rate of only 33 per cent, lagging 20 years behind developed countries. To achieve a gross domestic product growth rate of 8 per cent, growth in energy consumption should typically be about 5 per cent. But China's energy consumption rate rose 14.5 per cent in 2002 and 13.5 per cent in 2003. Mr Luk said this did not mean Guangdong should stop building power plants but should invest in more efficient plants. He will also recommend that Guangdong increase its efforts to attract tourists from Hong Kong.