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]

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7 thoughts on “TPB Member’s Asphalt Plant Near Poultry Slaughter Approved in Sheung Shui

  1. Pingback: TPB Reviewing Proposal of Frontier Shopping Mall in Fu Tei Au Again | North District Random - Hong Kong Random

  2. 咁仲成世界!! 嘉華董事竟然是城規會成員之一!!! 難怪城規會會批准嘉華在這麼接近民居的地方建有毒瀝青廠. 官商勾結 漠視民居健康 !!

    • 就是了,之前有朋友說她孩子在那附近上學,所以好擔心,去信城規會,感到每次政府都幚申請人,就連附加條件過期都很快延期2次.所以現在真的更加要人對申請人感到有好大問題.

  3. 梁振荣帶領之政府完全失敗, 身為規劃處之委員嘉华建材呂耀東批地給自已么司建‧瀝靑廠在虎地坳村存在有利益沖特和官双勾結.

  4. 在虎地坳村興建瀝青廠,嚴重影響該區村民生活,而嘉华建材呂耀東亦是規劃處委員之一,有可能存在官商勾結,與自己身份有衝突。

  5. 我本人在網上看到石岡附近起瀝青廠,當地有一名居民曾經係瀝青工人,因為瀝青有毒而轉行,所以嘉華瀝青在虎地坳興建瀝青廠是不合適的。因為瀝青是有毒刀,應該要遠離民居。

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