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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-04-24
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Air quality report doesn't give full picture: environmental group  Listenfacebook
The environmental group, Clean Air Network, says the government's latest report on air quality in Hong Kong does not give the full picture. Its Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Fung, said it states that emissions levels have gone down but there is nothing in it about the concentration level of pollutants. The Environmental Protection Department has said that good progress has been made in improving Hong Kong's air quality. It said sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and fine suspended particulates fell between 4 and 11 percent in 2016, compared with the previous year. The department also said its control measures for power plants, ships and motor vehicles have all proven effective, and it was going to continue working with the Guangdong authorities to further reduce emissions. But Fung told Annemarie Evans that the comparisons in the report have not been made in line with international standards:
Concerns about safety at bridge's island continues  Listenfacebook
A prominent engineer says the release of design plans for an artificial island that's part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project has failed to address concerns about the safety of a breakwater structure there. Footage taken with drones appeared to show that large concrete blocks had been washed away, although officials insist they had been placed in a random fashion by design. Engineer Albert Lai, from the Professional Commons think tank, said the layout plans don't explain much either way. He spoke to Jim Gould:
Pakistani hockey player might be granted visa to seek treatment in India  Listenfacebook
A former Pakistan hockey player has appealed to the Indian government to grant him a visa so he can travel to the country for a heart transplant. Mansoor Ahmed, who is 49, is reportedly suffering from complications due to a pacemaker in his heart. In a video posted on YouTube Mr Ahmed said, "Today I need a heart and I need the support of the Indian government." RTHK’s South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, told Annemarie Evans that he thinks the Indian government would accede to his request: