Hong Kong

Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

Date of Release: 
Apr 28 2015

Prospects for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport seemed uncertain yesterday as environment advisers delayed their decision on whether to approve its environmental impact assessment study.

The advisers - from a subcommittee under the Advisory Council on the Environment - were concerned about how adequate and effective measures to mitigate the project's impact on the threatened Chinese white dolphin habitat would be.

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Non-road mobile machinery required to meet new emission rules from December 1

Date of Release: 
Nov 16 2015

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (November 16) reminded the relevant trades using non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) that pursuant to the Air Pollution Control (Non-road Mobile Machinery) (Emission) Regulation, starting from December 1 non-road vehicles, as well as mobile machines and equipment such as crawler cranes, excavators and air compressors, must be approved or exempted by the EPD and bear an approval label or exemption label issued by the EPD. The initiative will help reduce emissions from NRMM and hence improve air quality.

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