Letters | Hong Kong must steer clear of UK’s green path
- Readers discuss the energy mix behind Hong Kong’s electricity supply, explain why airmail services are not available to some destinations, and point to the achievements of the Kai Tak redevelopment
The last thing Hong Kong needs is the green zealotry of the United Kingdom’s Climate Change Act. Hongkongers cannot afford such ideological indulgences.
Nicholas Tam, Sai Ying Pun
Reduced flight capacity has affected airmail services
Hongkong Post has been working closely with the airline contractors to secure sufficient air capacity and has resumed airmail services to most of our top destinations. Given that flight capacity has not fully resumed, we have not yet been able to resume services to certain destinations despite our tireless efforts in seeking assistance from overseas postal administrations for transit arrangements.
For Ireland, we have resumed air letter and packet services as of November 25. As regards airmail services to Iceland, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, there is at present no air service or air capacity available to Hongkong Post from our airline contractors, nor transit assistance offered by overseas postal administrations. San Marino and Vatican City both require transit assistance through Italy’s postal administration with whom we have been following up to seek resumption of services.
We fully understand members of the public expect an early full resumption of airmail services. We will continue to spare no effort in working towards this as soon as the situation permits.
Sammy Cheng, senior manager (public relations), Hongkong Post
Kai Tak redevelopment is far from ‘laughable’
Overall redevelopment – including Kai Tak Sports Park – appears to be on track for completion and operation, despite the global effects of the pandemic.
The Sports Park, a project I have some involvement in, will feature a 50,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof as well as green features such as solar panels. It will be ready by 2025, the year of China’s National Games.
A cross-Kowloon road tunnel enhances Kai Tak’s major road links, including cross-harbour routes and those with Chep Lap Kok airport. Also, a passenger rail connection to the rest of the Greater Bay Area and the mainland is already in place.
For anyone interested, a government website gives regular updates on the sports park, which cannot be interpreted as anything but a tribute to all those involved.
James Blake, Aberdeen