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Environmental report key to future of third runway at Hong Kong airport

Date of Release: 
Jun 2 2014

The fate of Hong Kong's costliest infrastructure project - a third airport runway - hinges on how well the public accepts the results of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) unveiled yesterday.

Adding another runway would boost the capacity of the airport by about 44 per cent by 2023 to meet expected growth in air traffic. The existing two runways are forecast to reach capacity in 2019, according to the Airport Authority.

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Airport Noise Assessment in Thailand

Published Date: 
12/2011

The airport project is one of the development projects on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) requested list by law in Thailand. The airport noise impact assessment procedures are selectively proposed by a consultant whom conducts the EIA reports for the airport development project, freely. Airport noise assessment procedures have been following the Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) for more than 50 years, proposed by the American Consultant. There is none of any rules and regulations specifying the noise descriptor and its calculation for airport noise in Thailand.

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Social and Environmental Impact Assessment: Male International Airport Concession Project

Published Date: 
01/2011

The Government of Maldives (GoM) is implementing a long term Concession Agreement for operation, maintenance, expansion, rehabilitation and modernization of the Male' International Airport (MIA) with private developers under the aviation sector reform program and privatization plan. The proposed modernization project shall be beneficial for the Republic of Maldives since it involves installation of state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities with the aim of upgrading the existing airport to an international level and cater to the future requirements.

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Summary of the environmental monitoring and audit of the Chek Lap Kok Airport

Published Date: 
02/2008

A number of major projects in Hong Kong are the subject to environmental monitoring and audit (EMA) as part of EIA implementation and follow up. These programmes are carried out to ensure that the measures recommended in the EIA are actually implemented and appropriate actions are taken in cases where the impact exceeds the established limit.

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Kai Tak Airport North Apron Decommissioning: EIA Executive Summary

Published Date: 
04/1998

Closure of Kai Tak Airport will release land for redevelopment. The South East Kowloon Development at Kai Tak Airport Design and Decontamination and Site Preparation Project (CE 86/97) is the first of the South East Kowloon Development projects. Its aim is to provide groundwork for future residential, commercial and industrial developments and landscaping. The study area (Figure 1.1) covers about 164 hectares, comprises Planning Areas 1 and 2 and the western part of Planning Area 4.

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Thailand: AOT faces another complaint on Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion

Date of Release: 
Dec 25 2012

This is the third complaint against the company's plan to expand Suvarnahbumi Airport. SGWA also represented two groups of residents living near the airport in lodging the first two complaints.

SGWA president Srisuwan Janya has accused the AoT of never seriously helping the affected people.

"The environmental impact assessment for the airport, which was revised in 2005, has required that the number of passengers not exceed 45 million in a year," Srisuwan said.

AOT expected the airport to accommodate 52.2 million passengers this year.

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Activist to sue in bid to block Suvarnabhumi expansion

Date of Release: 
Sep 2 2012

An environmental advocate plans to file a lawsuit against Suvarnabhumi airport in the hopes of stopping its planned expansion, saying work has begun on the project despite required impact studies not being carried out.

Srisuwan Janya, president of the Stop Global Warming Association, said the airport has begun its 62.5 billion baht expansion despite not having carried out environmental and health impact assessments. He has been authorised by about 390 people living around the airport to file a lawsuit with the Administrative Court calling for a halt to the expansion.

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