EP 18

A Lantau resident filed a judicial review to try reversing the Environmental Protection Department’s decision to approve the Airport’s Third Runway Expansion Project without complying with the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance. The court hearing of the judicial review concluded on July 8th, 2016, and the court ruling is expected to be released within a few months. But the Airport Authority Hong Kong neglected the legal process and imposed a levy as an airport development fee on all passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport starting on August 1st. AAHK also planned to commence the reclamation works on the same day despite the pending court ruling and public opposition to such development projects.


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