The actual question by the Hon. Leung Yiu-chung
The Study on Hong Kong Port – Master Plan 2020 commissioned by the Government has tentatively identified two locations for the construction of Container Terminal 10, one of which involves the formation of an artificial island off Tai O in Northwest Lantau. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether:
(a) the consultancy firm has, on its own initiative, consulted residents and resident groups on Lantau as well as the Islands District Council while conducting the study and before tentatively identifying the location off Tai O as the site for the Container Terminal; if so, of the details of the consultation; if not, the reasons for that;
(b) it will conduct public consultation before deciding on the site for Container Terminal 10; if so, of the details of the consultation; if not, the reasons for that; and
(c) it has considered if the construction of a container terminal off Tai O goes against the principle of nature conservation it advocated in the Concept Plan for Lantau?
Public Officer to reply : Secretary for Economic Development and Labour