Green roofs will be mandatory on Central waterfront sites Green roofs will be a compulsory feature of developments on the new Central waterfront, a government paper, which seeks advice from the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, revealed. The committee will meet today to discus planning issues of the new Central waterfront. According to a paper submitted by the Planning Department to the Legislative Council, some public views collected from the stage-one consultation could be incorporated into the new designs for second round consultation in March. Green roofs will be adopted and planned in all building developments in six sites, including the ground-scraper located in front of Statue Square, the commercial and hotel development next to the Star Ferry Pier and retail developments along the promenade. Half of women passengers sexually harassed: survey A survey has found that 45 per cent of women have been sexually harassed on public transport in the past three years, but more than 40 per cent of these victims did not report the incident. The Anti-480 - Anti Sexual Violence Resource Centre interviewed 265 women last November. Among the 45 per cent who said they had been sexually harassed, 54.2 per cent of these incidents happened in underground trains, 43.2 per cent on buses and 13.6 per cent on trams. A quarter of the interviewees said they had witnessed sexual harassment on public transport. British chamber members content with HK for business Most British Chamber of Commerce members are satisfied with Hong Kong as a place to do business, a survey has found. Some 98 per cent of members described the business environment as 'very' or 'somewhat' satisfactory last year, a 4 percentage point rise from the previous year. But many are cautious about the outlook, according to the seventh annual Business Confidence survey by the chamber and consultants TNS. 22,900 HK residents studying on mainland A total of 22,900 Hong Kong residents were studying in full-time courses on the mainland in 2006, according to the population census conducted by the Census and Statistics Department. Of the total, 18,700 were Hong Kong permanent residents, which included 9,600 people aged 16 or above who were mostly studying post-secondary courses, education chief Michael Suen Ming-yeung said in his written reply to the Legislative Council meeting yesterday. The remaining 9,100 students, aged below 16, were mostly studying courses at secondary level or below. Elderly woman hit by bus An elderly woman was fighting for her life in hospital after being knocked down by a bus in Sheung Shui yesterday. She was hit while crossing the Lung Yeuk Tau section of Sha Tau Kok Road near Kwan Tee at about 8am. She was in a critical condition in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. The bus driver, 44, passed a breathalyser test. 9 held for suspected extortion Nine suspected members of the Wo Hop To triad society were in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of extorting money from vendors at the Wholesale Fish Market in Yue Shi Cheung Road, Aberdeen. The nine men, aged between 26 and 48, were arrested in the market and a number of locations in Aberdeen. They were being held for questioning last night and no one had been charged. Lunar New Year postal services The General Post Office and the Airport Post Office will be open from February 8 to February 10, and the Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office will be open on February 10. All other post offices will be closed during the Lunar New Year holiday.