SEE concludes visit to three cities in Greater Bay Area (with photos)

The Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan, together with the Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs, today (August 9) concluded their duty visit to three cities in the Greater Bay Area.

The delegation visited the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station in the morning and listened to a briefing on the production of nuclear power and the development of nuclear energy technology in the Mainland. The Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station is the country's first large-scale commercial nuclear power plant that introduced advanced technology, equipment and capital. It has been providing Hong Kong with a safe and stable power supply, serving as a model of energy co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong.

In the afternoon, the delegation visited the waste incineration facility and the science education exhibition hall at the Nanshan Energy Eco-Park in Shenzhen, and exchanged views with the authorities on planning, construction and operation of waste incineration facilities, learning about Shenzhen's abundant experience and technological advantages with a view to promoting the development of a network of municipal solid waste incineration facilities in Hong Kong. The Nanshan Energy Eco-Park, which has a daily treatment capacity of 2 300 tonnes of domestic waste, is located in an upscale commercial and residential area. The Eco-Park has showcased how advanced and efficient waste incineration facilities can be harmonised with neighbouring commercial and residential areas.

Mr Tse said, "By observing cities around the world, it can be seen that many advanced cities have achieved the transformation of waste into resources through waste incineration for generation of electricity. Our country has also made great efforts in developing waste-to-energy technology and reached a world-class level. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will continue to vigorously promote waste reduction at source and clean recycling. The Government will also adopt advanced technology for developing waste-to-energy facilities to replace landfills, integrating with public amenities or green tourism concepts to maximise synergy through co-locating public facilities that can widely benefit members of the public."

The delegation concluded their duty visit to three cities in the Greater Bay Area. Mr Tse will proceed to Zhejiang Province in the evening to continue the visit.

Ends/Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:05