Hong Kong's Third Runway

Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

Date of Release: 
Apr 28 2015

Prospects for a proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport seemed uncertain yesterday as environment advisers delayed their decision on whether to approve its environmental impact assessment study.

The advisers - from a subcommittee under the Advisory Council on the Environment - were concerned about how adequate and effective measures to mitigate the project's impact on the threatened Chinese white dolphin habitat would be.

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