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Bridge authority explanation ‘doesn’t hold water’ Listen
Engineer Albert Lai is questioning claims that the scattered concrete blocks spotted at one end of an artificial island that forms part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge were put there by design. The authority that operates the bridge said the blocks – which are the breakwater for the island – were intentionally placed in seemingly random locations directly above the undersea tunnel to reduce weight. But Lai says that explanation doesn't hold water, and says it's 'evident' that the blocks were either washed away or displaced. He told Jim Gould authorities should immediately investigate the root cause of the problem, saying it may pose a threat to public safety:
Pokfulam residents call for eco-park at Chi Fu Listen
A group of Pokfulam residents is stepping up pressure on the Town Planning Board over their bid to have the Chi Fu Valley re-zoned from residential use to an ecological-heritage park. The board will discuss the application at a meeting on Friday. The valley used to be home to a ranch operated by the old Dairy Farm, and the Chi Fu Fa Yuen Residents' Association says there are dozens of old and valuable trees there, as well as a number of vulnerable and even endangered species. An executive member of the association, Steve Sau spoke to Annemarie Evans about the heritage and ecological value of the vallley: