Monday, October 20, 2014   

Incinerator plan gets green light in Legco
(05-27 14:20)

Funding to build a HK$18-billion waste incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau has been approved by Legco's public works subcomittee, despite attempts by pro-democracy lawmakers to delay it.
The funding application will now go to the Finance Committee for final approval. The incinerator is expected to produce 1,000 tonnes of ash a day that will be transported to the Tseung Kwan O landfill.
The government says the incinerator and landfill extensions are crucial to tackle the city's waste management problems.
The meeting was halted for several minutes when a protester threatened to jump from the public gallery. The woman was stopped and taken away by security staff who said the incident would be referred to the police. The protester refused to identify herself. --RTHK   
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