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    13 Jan 2011 列印 E-mail

    Category

       Land and Housing policies

    Issue

    • Nam Sang Wai Wetland

    News Content

    • Although the Town Planning Board has rejected an application by Henderson Land for a three-year extension on its right to develop a 139-hectare wetland area in Nam Sang Wai, the company yesterday sent an application to the TPB, asking for the review of the TPB’s decision.
    • A spokeswoman for Henderson Land said: ‘The law allows us to seek a review and go to the board personally to present our case to the members.’
    • Mr. Kwong Chun-yu, a Yuen Long district councilor argues the developer is wrong to go ahead with the review. He said: ‘It shows how reluctant they is to become a socially responsible company.’

    Questions

    • Nam Sang Wai is a place for all, and not the land only for the rich or privileged. If the project is allowed to proceed, the picturesque wetland will then be privatized.
    • The wetland will not only be privatized but also threatened by the project. Dr. Alan Leung Sze-lun, the conservation manager of WWF Hong Kong, said the project is a direct threat to the roosting habitats for the migratory birds.