Today is the last chance to protest to the government about the super-incinerator they are planning to build right outside my gaff. It’s always ‘super’ with the government, isn’t it. A few years ago it was a super-prison of 7,000 inmates they wanted to build (again on reclaimed land naturally, in the middle of a body of water) right outside Mui Wo. Now this.
This harebrained scheme is wrong in every way.
Apart from, that goes without saying in any project the government feels duty-bound to force upon Lantau and other islands, being the most detrimental to marine life, it is also four times the price of the other alternative. It will take two years longer to build. Incineration is also the worst and most old-fashioned way to get rid of rubbish (trust the government to stay safely in its year of choice: 1972)
It’s logistically ridiculous as there is no infrastructure in place to accommodate machinery etc – it’s in the middle of the sea, hallo! It will ruin a beautiful view forever not only for Lantau and Cheung Chau residents but for all boat passengers.
The list goes on. There is not ONE single aspect of this that’s beneficial … except to engineers and the Tuen Mun village chief (the second alternative is Tuen Mun, you see, where everything is already in place for such a project and which has already been aesthetically ruined) with whom some government official sat down to dinner with and decided this a long time ago. Instead of having meetings and writing to these fckrs we should just take them out for a meal and give them a bottle of cognac. That should do the trick.