Sham Shui Po Community Green Station officially opens (with photos)
Officiating at today's opening ceremony, Mr Wong said that the Sham Shui Po CGS is the fifth CGS project commissioned. Together with the commissioning of the Sha Tin CGS, the Eastern CGS, the Kwun Tong CGS and the Yuen Long CGS, the CGS network has now been extended to cover five major regions of Hong Kong, namely Kowloon East and West, New Territories East and West and Hong Kong Island. The Government is now proactively taking forward other CGS projects to strengthen the support for waste reduction and recycling as well as environmental education at the district level.
Following an open tender by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), the Po Leung Kuk was awarded a three-year service contract for operating the Sham Shui Po CGS starting from April 1, 2017.
Located at 339 Tung Chau Street in Sham Shui Po, the Sham Shui Po CGS is open to the public from 8am to 8pm on a daily basis, except for specified closed days. The operating organisation will hold environmental education programmes and arrange regular collection services for recyclables at various locations in the district. Such recyclables include electrical appliances, glass containers, compact fluorescent lamps and tubes and rechargeable batteries, as well as waste paper and waste plastic bottles.
Mr Wong also announced at today's ceremony the launch of a design idea competition for the Wan Chai CGS. The competition aims at calling for practical, innovative and iconic architectural design for the Wan Chai CGS that will blend in with the surrounding environment and help encourage the public to take part in the CGS activities. The competition is divided into two groups, namely the Professional Group and the Open Group. The Professional Group is open to qualified architects, engineers, landscape architects, town planners and urban designers, while the Open Group is open to all members of the public. Registration is open from today until January 15, 2018. The deadline for entry submission will be January 29, 2018. More details and rules of the competition are available at the website www.CGSdesigncompetition.hk.
The competition is supported by the Architectural Services Department and a number of professional bodies including the Hong Kong Green Building Council, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.
In addition, a design competition was launched by the EPD this April to call for designs for CGS mobile collection points set up at public places including municipal services buildings, public markets and social service buildings. Following professional assessment, two grand awards and four merit awards were selected and a prize presentation ceremony was held at the Sham Shui Po CGS today. The Government will make reference to the winning entries and adopt the designs for CGS mobile collection points to promote waste reduction and recycling at the district level.
Ends/Friday, December 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:20
Issued at HKT 12:20