Disney doesn't like Hong Kong's air

Ulhas Joglekar ulhasj at bom4.vsnl.net.in
Fri Apr 14 02:58:44 PDT 2000

Thursday 13 April 2000

Disney doesn't like Hong Kong's air HONG KONG: Walt Disney's chairman Michael Eisner has expressed concern about air pollution in Hong Kong, which is building a Disney theme park, Radio Hong Kong reported Tuesday. The government-owned radio quoted Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa as saying that Eisner made the remark when Tung toured Disney facilities at the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif., earlier in the day as part of his visit to the United States. Tung was quoted as saying Eisner and his company were very concerned about environmental protection and called on Hong Kong to do better in tackling poor air quality. The Hong Kong government has said it will spend the equivalent of $3.8 billion in the next 10 years to reduce pollution, including a plan for drivers to use cleaner liquefied petroleum gas instead of diesel. But only about 700 taxi drivers, out of a fleet of 19,000, have switched to the cleaner fuel so far. Environmentalists say the government's plan doesn't go far enough. Government officials see the building of Disneyland in Hong Kong as a big attraction that will boost tourism and maintain the territory's status as a top Asian city. The $3.55 billion Disneyland is expected to open in 2005. (AP) For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
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