Friday, April 17, 2015

Do we need a third runway?

At the airport on Sunday, there were some people protesting against the construction of the third runway.  One of their main arguments seems to be that the government is avoiding scrutiny of the proposed project by the legislative council.  Other people are questioning whether there is real need for the third runway, while the airport has not actually reached full capacity.  There are also some uncertainty regarding conflicts with other interests, such as an area for military shooting practice near Tuen Mun, and military traffic control in mainland China.  On the other hand, some people are arguing that if we do not start building now, it will be too late.  It is not easy to sort out all the issues. 

The one thing that struck me at the airport on Sunday is that nobody seems to care, whether they are for, or against the proposed project. 

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