Shek Kwu Chau
Location of Shek Kwu Chau within Hong Kong.
|Location||South of Lantau Island|
|Area||1.19 km2 (0.46 sq mi)|
|District Council||Islands District|
|Shek Kwu Chau|
Shek Kwu Chau is a restricted area and a permit is required to visit the island.
An old name for the island was "Coffin Island". It was generally barren and uninhabited until 1962, when it was taken over by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers.
The Hong Kong government proposed to build an Integrated Waste Management Facilities at a reclaimed island on Shek Kwu Chau. The facilities will involve the creation of an artificial island south of Shek Kwu Chau and west of Cheung Chau. The facilities are expected to be completed in 2018 should the Legislative Council's finance committee approve the funding. The government expects the incinerator will be able to treat about 3,000 tonnes of waste a day. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau said the site was chosen over Tsang Tsui in Tuen Mun partly because of the shorter transportation time and the lower impact on the neighbourhood.
On 26 July 2013, the High Court rejected a legal bid to stop the government building an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau. But the plaintiff, Cheung Chau resident Leung Hon-wai, has indicated that he may appeal.
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- Jean Moore, "The European grave on Shek Kwu Chau". Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Vol. 14 (1974). pp. 186-187
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- Waste plan for Lantau waters Colleen Lee The Standard, Friday, February 18, 2011
- "Legal bid to halt incinerator fails". The Standard. 26 July 2013.
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