Sheung Shui poultry plan abandoned

by 5m Editor
13 July 2006, at 12:00am

HONG KONG - Strong local opposition has forced the government to abandon plans to build a central slaughterhouse for poultry in Sheung Shui, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat- ngok has admitted. He told legislators Wednesday the government is now looking for an alternate site but warned this could delay the badly needed central slaughtering plan beyond 2009. &quot;The government is actively looking into other suitable sites in the North District,&quot; Chow said. &quot;Of course there are one or two locations we think fit but [these sites] come with more limitations that would delay the central slaughtering plan.&quot; <i>Source: The Standard</i>

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