Driving Pallet Truck on Footbridge

A pallet truck was found running on a busy footbridge in Sheung Shui.

This footbridge connects Landmark North, Sheung Shui Station, and Choi Yuen Estate.

There is a Maxim bakery is selling mooncakes at the station.

This model of pallet truck can run up to 6 km /h, and its battery has 24 V, according to the manufacturers’ datasheet.

Netizens commented that it is illegal to run a motor vehicle on a footbridge.


Government Insists $47M PLUMBING Project Despite Owners’ Objection

Flat owners of Cheung Wah Estate in Fanling failed to cancel a $47 million plumbing project because Housing Authority has rejected the proposal, according to a community organization “North of the Rings”.

The owner’s corporation of Cheung Wah Estate has held a meeting tonight to decide a motion on whether to cancel the plumbing project. Even though many owners are strongly against the project because of its high cost and have voted YES to the motion, the Housing Authority still insists by casting NO. According to North of the Rings, because Housing Authority has the largest shares of ownership in the estate, it has sufficient votes to reject the motion.

The voting result is: 35.68% (56141) yes, and 64.32% (101215) no.

The plumbing project will be suspended.

Cheung Wah Estate is under the tenants purchase scheme. It means tenants were given a chance to purchase the flats they live in low price.




TPB Member’s Asphalt Plant Near Poultry Slaughter Approved in Sheung Shui

K. Wah Construction Materials Limited, with its director also a member of the Town Planning Board, was able to get approval from Town Planning Board last year to construct an asphalt plant near the future poultry slaughtering and processing plant in Sheung Shui by changing its the plan from permanent to temporary.

The proposed Asphalt Plant is so close to the land reserved for the poultry plant.

The proposed Asphalt Plant is so close to the land reserved for the poultry plant.

According to Bloomberg, Mr. Yiu Tung Lui is a director of K. Wah Construction Materials Limited since 1987. He is a member of the Town Planning Board, and a Member of Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conferene.

The company submitted the first application in 2013, proposed to build a permanent asphalt plant on an open storage area 200 metres away from a small village Hung Kiu San Tsuen (紅橋新村) at Fu Tei Au in 2013. The plant will operate 24/7 producing at most 160 ton of asphalt every hour. The plan was strongly objected by FEHD, Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Deparment, and Planning Department because: 1) It is 20 metres to the north of the land reserved for the poultry slaughtering and processing plant which will be operated in 2021. The asphalt plant may release hazardous fumes that can affect livestock. The risk of food contamination should be avoided; 2) No similar application has been approved on open storage area. It would set up a bad example. 3) The nature and the scale of the asphalt plant is completely incongruous with the poultry plant. But half year later, the company submitted the application again, with the asphalt plant changed from permanent to temporary for 5 years. There was no more objections from the government departments this time. The Town Planning Board has passed the application. The plant is expected to be running in the first quarter of next year.

Hong Kong Live Poultry Wholesalers Association chairman Tsui Ming-Tuen concerns about the possible contamination.  “They said it was not safe. Now it is safe. Are they neglecting the lives of Hong Kongers? There is lead water. They want asphalt chicken?” He questioned that the asphalt plant should not just operate for 5 years given the amount of investment involved. He emphasizes that he does not plan to to move to the new place.

How many more members of Town Planning Board are also company directors?

Company director is also a Town Planning Board member

Company director is also a Town Planning Board member

Hung Kiu San Tsuen is a small village to the north of Sheug Shui. A Tin Hau temple has been found there since 1721, the 60th year of Kangxi of Qing dynasty. [Source: Openlife, wiki]