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An Expert's View about Waste in Hong Kong SAR

Last updated: 20 Sep 2011

The HKSAR Government has committed to a five year HK$93 million ‘Cleaner Production Partnership Programme’ helping Hong Kong owned factories in the PRD to adopt cleaner production technologies and practices.

Sector briefing Environmental Opportunities in Hong Kong & Macao Why Hong Kong? The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has pledged to make Environmental Technologies one of its new six pillars on which to help build Hong Kong?s economy. They are also committed, through a series of signed agreements, to promote environmental protection working closely with the Guangdong Government to transform the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region into a greener and better quality living area. Find general information on Hong Kong market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Hong Kong gives an overview of Hong Kong?s economy, business ?The Hong Kong Special culture, potential opportunities and an Administrative Region (HKSAR) introduction to other relevant issues. Government has pledged to make Environmental Technologies one of its new six pillars on which to help build Hong Kong?s economy.? UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environmental Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Macao also has an environmental agenda. Opportunities Although not as big an area as HK, opportunities do exist in areas such as EV?s, The HKSAR Government has committed to a Solar power, water treatment (around 40% of five year HK$93 million ?Cleaner Production all water metres in Macao are British made), Partnership Programme? helping Hong Kong construction waste disposal and waste owned factories in the PRD to adopt cleaner recovery/recycling. production technologies and practices. If you have any questions on the opportunities The HKSAR Government will provide financial above, please contact the UKTI contact named incentives including a 100% tax deduction for in this report. Business opportunities aimed capital expenditure on environmental specifically at UK companies are added daily to protection machinery and the reduction of the UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our depreciation period for environmental staff overseas in British Embassies, High protection installation from 25 years to just 5. Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors The 2010 budget also announced tax and in over 100 markets. incentives on electric vehicles. Another project is the HK$4 billion (£320 You can be alerted to business opportunities on million) ?Integrated Waste Management a regular basis by registering on the UKTI Facility? due to be completed in 2018, including website. Find out more on UKTI?s business core technologies for bulk waste treatment, opportunities service on the UKTI website e.g. incineration, co-combustion, gasification and anaerobic digestion. In addition the HKSAR Government has released details of various other environmental capital works projects, including; ? Sludge Treatment Facility ? Harbour Area Treatment System ? District cooling system in the Kai Tak area, to promote energy efficiency and conservation replacement ? Water mains rehabilitation programme ? Plus the 10 major infrastructure projects, including the Lok Ma Chau Loop and the West Kowloon Cultural District, worth £29 billion in total, have huge environmental aspects. Opportunities for UK Environmental companies ? Water & energy efficiency ? Renewable energy ? Waste recycling recovery ? Construction & demolition waste disposal ? Electric vehicles ? New waste recovery, recycling and processing facilities and technologies ? Cleaner technologies and processes for infrastructure projects inc Green Buildings ? Carbon audits ? Environmental Impact Assessments & Environmental Management Systems UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environmental Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Major events and activities UKTI contacts Futuresource, National Exhibition Centre, John Woodruffe Birmingham, UK Deputy Trade Commissioner www.futuresourceuk.com British Consulate General Hong Kong Date: 13-15 Sept, 2011 Tel: (852) 2901 3355 Email: john.woodruffe@fco.gov.uk www.ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk Eco Expo Asia Trade Fair, Hong Kong www.ecoexpoasia.hktdc.com Catherine Lee Trade Adviser Contact: Philomena Chen British Consulate General Email: Philomena.chen@uktinorthwest.co.uk Hong Kong Date: 26-29 October, 2011 Tel: (852) 2901 3252 Email: Catherine.lee@fco.gov.uk Macao International Environmental www.ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk Co-operation Forum & Exhibition www.macaomiecf.com/miecf2012/ Contact: John Woodruffe Email: john.woodruffe@fco.gov.uk Date: 29-31 March 2012 Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environmental Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Hong Kong and Macao you to meet contacts and promote your market are advised to undertake as much company in the local market market research and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Hong Kong, with its This work is available via our Overseas Market wide local knowledge and experience, can Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable provide a range of services to British-based service which assists British-based companies companies wishing to grow their business in wishing to enter or expand their business in global markets. overseas markets. This can include: To find out more about commissioning this ? Provision of market information work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Validated lists of agents/distributors specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website ? Key market players or potential to find contact details for your local UKTI customers in the local market office. ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. ©Crown Copyright 2011 You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/ or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk This publication is also available from our website at www.ukti.gov.uk or for more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Environmental Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao
Posted: 16 September 2011, last updated 20 September 2011

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