香港新浪網 MySinaBlog
« 上一篇 |
氣候真相 | 24th Jan 2011 | 氣候博客 | (114 Reads)
蘋果日報

彩虹勇士號仍未獲准泊岸
 
【本報訊】

環保組織綠色和平旗艦彩虹勇士號擬於下月7至27日期間訪港,並租用中環二號碼頭停泊。該會早於去年11月已向政府產業署提出申請,由於條例限定申請團體需獲一個政府部門書面支持,產業署考慮綠色和平屬環保團體,要求環境保護署作出書面支持,但一直未獲回覆。綠色和平批評環保署遲遲不表態,拖延申請程序。

環保署未表態礙行程

曾於2005年訪港的彩虹勇士號,當年也是最後一刻才獲環保署支持,成功停泊於中環二號碼頭。綠色和平項目經理張韻琪表示,是次彩虹勇士訪港的三星期間,其中四天將開放給公眾,有專人介紹該船過去曾參與的環保任務,以及與本地有機蔬果和公平貿易團體合作舉辦綠色墟巿。假若彩虹勇士未能靠岸停泊,只有停到海中心,到時市民參觀需安排駁艇接載。

張韻琪批評現行需要一個政府部門書面支持的規限,不利民間團體舉行活動,像環保署沒有明確反對及贊成的態度,已令團體無所適從。她指曾去信邀請特首曾蔭權及環境局官員,出席彩虹勇士訪港的一系列活動,但得到的回覆是不會出席任何一項活動,令她質疑:「連搞環保都親疏有別?」彩虹勇士現正訪問台灣,已成功邀請藍綠陣營的政界人士上船參觀,稍後到香港將是旗艦在退役前最後一次訪問亞洲。

政府發言人表示,已按一貫程序處理綠色和平申請。據悉環保署沒有反對彩虹勇士訪港。

東方日報

 

環團旗艦申請來港未獲批
 

【本報訊】曾於○五年訪港的綠色和平旗艦「彩虹勇士號」原定下月重臨香江,擬停泊在中環二號碼頭,但據綠色和平了解,環保署遲遲未發出書面支持,令負責審批的產業署至今仍未批出有關停泊申請。政府發言人回應稱,有關申請按既定程序處理;據了解,環保署並沒有提出反對。

綠色和平項目經理張韻琪表示,該會去年十一月向產業署申請,希望「彩虹勇士號」可停泊於中環二號碼頭,並按指示遞交所有文件,但根據政府規定,申請團體必須獲得一個政府部門支持,由於綠色和平為環保團體,須獲環保署發出書面支持。

張指出,「彩虹勇士號」原定下月七日訪港,並計劃於同月十二日、十三日、十九日及二十日舉行為期四天的開放日,但環保署迄今沒有表示反對,也沒有明確贊成,令整個申請過程懸在半空,擔心若屆時不能停泊,將會打亂整個計劃。

但據悉,環保署並沒有提出反對,政府部門正處理有關申請。 

 

 

South China Morning Post

Officials blamed for Greenpeace ship delay
 
Greenpeace has accused the Hong Kong government of obstructing its application for a berth for its flagship Rainbow Warrior II, which is due to visit the city in two weeks on her farewell voyage.

The environmental group said formal approval had not yet been secured from the Environmental Protection Department despite more than two months of processing.

The ship, which is now visiting Taiwan, is due to be in Hong Kong for about three weeks for a series of educational campaigns and activities to promote environmental protection - as part of its farewell voyage after 21 years of service on the high seas. Greenpeace said it had applied to the Government Property Agency in November for a licence for a berth at a public pier in Central. Various government units consulted by the agency said they had no objection in principle to the licence, Greenpeace said it had been told.

But, according to government internal guidelines, the agency still needs to secure a positive approval from another government department before a licence can be granted.

Greenpeace campaigner Gloria Chang Wan-ki said: We learned the agency has asked the Environmental Protection Department for formal approval, but there has not been any word from the department so far.

The department is supposed to encourage and facilitate green activities - and Greenpeace is a world-known environmental group. We do not understand why the department has taken so long, she said.

Senior officials from the Environment Bureau had declined invitations to attend the welcoming ceremony or guided tours of the ship during its stay in Hong Kong, she said.

We appreciate that they are busy people. But it is a bit strange that not even one of them can be available, Chang added.

The green group, known for its eye-catching protests, embarrassed Donald Tsang Yam-kuen by hanging a huge wanted banner emblazoned with his face on a government offices building in Central, saying the chief executive was a climate fugitive, as he had failed to launch any policy to combat climate change. In November, activists from the group hung a huge anti-nuclear power banner on the Convention and Exhibition Centre, where Tsang was hosting an environmental meeting.

A government spokesman said: The application is being processed in accordance with established procedures. An Environment Bureau spokeswoman said no political considerations were involved: Regarding the application, the bureau has no objection to it.

Red tape marred the ship's 2005 visit, when it took 38 days to secure a Central berth. Its Hong Kong visit is set for February 7-27.


[1] perfect health

trophy general physique late contest body winner training steroid building high hyper male hypertrophy muscle rate champion time increase overtrain


[引用] | 作者 perfect health | 3rd Oct 2012 | [舉報垃圾留言]