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“Reclamation of the Victoria . Harbour should be stopped”. Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour has been abused over the past decades. What are the benefits and drawbacks of persistent reclamation? What are the other alternatives to reclamation?. Victoria Harbour.

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“Reclamation of the Victoria

Harbour should be stopped”

Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour has been abused over the past decades. What are the benefits and drawbacks of persistent reclamation? What are the other alternatives to reclamation?

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Victoria Harbour

  • Lying between Hong Kong and the Kowloon Peninsula
  • One of the deepest container ports
  • Stunning skyline

famous scenic spot in Hong Kong

q1 what is the area of victoria harbour
Q1. What is the area of Victoria Harbour?
  • A. 29.45 km2
  • B. 55.33 km2
  • C. 30.22 km2
  • D. 41.88 km2
q3 which 2 phases still haven t finished
Q3. Which 2 phases still haven’t finished?
  • A. Central Reclamation III + Wanchai Development II
  • B. Central Reclamation II +

Wanchai Development I

  • C. Central Reclamation I + Wanchai Development II
  • D. Central Reclamation III + Wanchai Development I
q5 who is the chairperson of the society for the protection of harbour
Q5. Who is the chairperson of the Society for the Protection of Harbour?
  • A. Winston Chu
  • B. Christine Lok
  • C. Michael Suen
  • D. Audrey Eu
q6 criii reclamation has been sealed down from the original 32 hectares to how much hectures
Q6. CRIII reclamation has been sealed down from the original 32 hectares to how much hectures?
  • A. 25
  • B. 20
  • C. 18
  • D. No change
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Reclamation in the Victoria Harbour –before 1945

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Reclamation upto 1945

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Reclamation upto 1967

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Reclamation upto 1977

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Reclamation upto 1985

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Reclamation upto 1993

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Existing and Committed Reclamation

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

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Proposed Reclamation in the Victoria Harbour

LEGEND

Reclamation before 1945

Reclamation up to 1967

Reclamation up to 1977

Reclamation up to 1985

Reclamation up to 1993

Existing and Committed Reclamation

Proposed Reclamation

purpose of reclamation
Purpose of reclamation
  • Provide land for development
  • Cater for anticipated traffic growth beyond
  • Relieve the congestion on existing road networks
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Central Reclamation Phase III (CRIII)

Wan Chai Development Phase II (WDII)

--> Sensitive and controversial issue

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Central Reclamation Phase III

Wanchai Development Phase II (Part)

central wanchai bypass
Central-Wanchai Bypass
  • Central and Wan Chai suffer serious traffic congestion
  • anticipated traffic growth
  • CWB need to build
  • divert through traffic away from the CBD
  • cater for anticipated traffic growth
  • alleviate congestion on existing road networks
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Central - Wan Chai Bypass

LEGEND

CENTRAL-WAN CHAI BYPASS

10.8 ha

the benefits
The Benefits
  • Social:

- Ease the traffic congestion in Central (eg. The Harcourt Road)

- develop recreational activities and facilities for public

(eg. Water promenade)

- more job opportunities

the benefits32
The Benefits
  • Economic:

- more commercial development

(help to ease Budget Deficit)

- Boost tourism (eg. New Star Ferry Pier)

  • Environmental:

- Improve living and working environment in Central

- The design of the seawall help to protect the marine environment

who opposed reclamation
Who opposed reclamation?
  • Environmentalists
  • Green Peace
  • Friends of the Harbour
  • Public

NO Reclamation!!!

drawbacks
Drawbacks
  • Environmental:

- dredging and dumping of toxic mud (of Harbour)

affect marine life

- damage city’s overall beauty

  • Social:

- delay urban renewal in old urban area

alternatives
Alternatives
  • Mass Transit System
  • Better traffic demand management
  • ERP
  • Restrict the loading and unloading time of the vehicles
  • Sustainable Development
conclusion
Conclusion
  • IMPACT : negative > positive

Reclamation of the Victoria Harbour should be stopped

  • The government should consult the public opinions and carry out Social and Environment Impact Assessment
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1. If you were the judge of the Final Appeal, what kind of standards could help you to decide whether the government should halt the reclamation or not?

  • A. Economic
  • B. Environmental
  • C. Social
  • D.Others
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2. If you were the government who faced the opposition of the people to have reclamation of Victoria Harbour, what would you do in order to pacify the people?

  • A. Ignore them
  • B. Halt the reclamation immediately, but you have to pay the indemnities to the contractor
  • C. Stop the reclamation temporarily until you find other alternatives
  • D. Others
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3. It is difficult to balance the economic and environmental aspects at the same time. Which one do you think is more important to Hong Kong?

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4. The Society for Protection of the Harbour decided not to appeal the government’s reclamation of Victoria Harbour in April. What do you think the main reason of such decision?

  • A. Take a long time to have another appeal
  • B. Troublesome ∵too many legal procedures
  • C. Meaningless ∵the government have already started the reclamation
  • D. Others
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5. Hong Kong has already carried out much reclamation in the past decades, why the people didn't oppose the projects in the past but have a strong sentiment over the Central Reclamation project?

  • A. No means to express their dissatisfaction in the past
  • B. Because the reclamation in the past were necessary
  • C. Growing awareness among the people over the Victoria Harbour recently
  • D. Others
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6. If you were the chairperson of “Friends of the Harbour”, what actions would you take in order to denounce the government over the reclamation project?

  • A. Insurrection
  • B. Demonstration
  • C. Appeal
  • D. Others
7 as a hong kong citizen what is your attitude towards the reclamation of victoria harbour
7. As a Hong Kong citizen, what is your attitude towards the reclamation of Victoria Harbour?
  • A. “None of my business”
  • B. Join the “Friends of the Harbour” to oppose the reclamation project
  • C. Consent to the reclamation project
  • D. Others