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Fresh impetus for water activities

January 14, 2015

Chief Executive CY Leung has announced a series of initiatives to conserve energy and promote water activities in his Policy Address today.


He has set a target of achieving a 5% saving in electricity consumption for government buildings in the coming five years.


The Government will work with stakeholders and public and private organisations to further foster a low-carbon and livable built environment to reduce Hong Kong’s overall electricity demand.


It will consult the public on the future development of the electricity market and the regulatory framework, and announce the outcome of the fuel-mix public consultation exercise and the way forward.


Noting that the water quality of Victoria Harbour is expected to improve further on the completion of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A this year, Mr Leung proposed to explore the feasibility of organising water sports activities in the harbour.


He also plans to provide venues for water activities along waterfront areas in Kowloon West, Wan Chai, and Central and identify locations to build new water sports centres to promote water-friendly activities.


On nature conservation, the Government is formulating the first biodiversity strategy and action plan for Hong Kong to step up conservation efforts.


It will also study the implementation of the recommendations from the Antiquities Advisory Board on the built heritage conservation policy, including setting up a built heritage conservation fund.