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Government scraps landfill expansion


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Tseung Kwan O residents end hunger strike over proposed landfill expansion plan. Photo: RTHK

The government has withdrawn a controversial funding application to expand the landfill in Tseung Kwan O, due to insufficient support.

The Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing, expressed disappointment while speaking at a Legislative Council public works subcommittee meeting. The committee is now discussing the government’s funding application to expand the other two landfills, located at Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling.

The Tseung Kwan O plan had faced strong opposition due to its close proximity to residents.

Yesterday, several pro-government groups made clear they would vote against it.

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