Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Legislators back Lantau organic waste plan
(04-08 13:58)

Legislators of the Public Works Subcommittee, have today supported a plan to build a treatment facility for organic waste on Lantau Island despite concerns about costs that have tripled to more than HK$1.5 billion.
The plan will now go to the finance Committee for funding approval.
The facility known as the "Organic Waste Treatment Facility" is the first of six that the government hoped to build throughout the city to turn food waste into energy and compost.
An initial cost estimate of HK$489 million was presented to the council's Environmental Affairs Panel in 2010. But is now expected to cost more than HK$1.5 billion. --RTHK

   
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