Hong Kong Government Can’t Meet Food Waste Target at New PlantHong Kong Government Can’t Meet Food Waste Target at New Plant
December 29, 2015
South China Morning Post
Officials admitted that the government could provide a waste treatment plant in North Lantau with only half the amount of food waste they had earlier estimated.
At a public hearing by the Legislative Council’s public accounts committee yesterday, officials also explained that they underestimated the construction costs of the first phase of the Siu Hoo Wan waste treatment facility by over 200 per cent due to the lack of reference prices for similar projects.
Lawmakers were questioning the officials about an earlier Audit Commission report, which criticised the Environment Bureau for underestimating the construction costs of the plant, ultimately leading to a four-year delay in tendering and commissioning.