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Mil Mill Dispute | Yellow and Blue Controversy Destroys Lawmakers to Politics for Lack of Long-Term Environmental Policy

2022-09-28T23:11:49.696Z

"MilMill", the only recycling factory for paper-packed beverage boxes in Hong Kong, is located in Yuen Long Industrial Estate. On the other hand, the Singapore government invited "Miaofang MilM



"MilMill", the only recycling factory for paper-packed beverage boxes in Hong Kong, is located in Yuen Long Industrial Estate.

On the other hand, the Singapore government invited "MilMill" to set up a factory. The situation of "I gave up and took it" stirred the nerves of the citizens, and the incident attracted widespread attention.


The incident involved environmental recycling infrastructure in Hong Kong, but few Legislative Council members spoke out for "Mil Mill".

Some politicians believe that the incident involved a "yellow-blue controversy", which deterred some lawmakers who wanted to help.


Some Members also focused on environmental policy and planning issues.

The problem is that the government lacks long-term environmental protection policies, and the environmental protection industry can only lease land on short-term leases.

He suggested that the government plan an environmental protection park in the northern metropolitan area for the development of the environmental protection industry. However, he said that "Mil Mill" has low technical content and is a low-end technology. He believes that the park can introduce more high-end environmental protection technology in the future.


Hong Wen, a member of the Legislative Council of the Election Commission, said that the government and the Science and Technology Park Company lacked a clear plan for the land, which made "Mil Mill" have erroneous expectations, "thinking that it can be rented for a few more years", and hoped that the government will help find a suitable relocation as soon as possible. Place.


Qiu Dagan described "Mil Mill" as a simple recycling company with low technical content.

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Qiu Dagen said that the recycling volume of Miaofang accounted for the "tip of the iceberg" in Hong Kong

The Science and Technology Park Company refused to renew the lease agreement with "Mil Mill" on the grounds of developing a microelectronics center.

Qiu Dagan emphasized that the establishment of a microelectronics center is very important to the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.

He believes that the core of the problem is not the science and technology park company, but the government's lack of planning for the development of the environmental protection industry.

He suggested that the government take this opportunity to plan the development of the environmental protection industry, for example, to improve the facilities and scale of waste sorting in new development areas.

However, he described "Mil Mill" as a simple recycling company with low technical content. At present, the recycling volume only accounts for the tip of the iceberg of the total consumption in Hong Kong. In the future, Hong Kong can introduce more high-end environmental protection technology.

Hong Wen believes that many industries in Hong Kong do not have long-term plans, including the environmental protection industry.

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Hong Wen denounces the government's lack of planning for Miaofang's wrong expectations

Hong Wen believes that not only the environmental protection industry, but also many industries in Hong Kong do not have long-term plans, causing the industry to face instability.

She said it is fatal for companies not to know how long the land use period will be, making them less courageous to invest.

She said that in this case of "Miaofang Mil Mill", the government and the Science and Technology Park Company never had a clear plan for the land. Although the contract stated that it was a three-year lease, there would naturally be a Additional expectations, thinking that it can be used for "a few more years".

She suggested that the government make land planning as soon as possible and discuss with "Mil Mill" to find suitable land for relocation.

She pointed out that "Mil Mill" is not a single example. She revealed that there is a local steel company specializing in recycling scrap iron. No decision has been made, and it is still unknown when the relocation will be required, making it difficult for the company to budget.

Hong Wen emphasized that planning and development need to be "planning first" before "infrastructure first". No matter any industry, it is also necessary to have a clear land plan in order to attract investors.

Jiang Yuhuan believed that the "Mil Mill" incident was a contract issue, and suggested that the government should relax the land policy.

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Jiang Yuhuan said that the contract issue cannot be extended to the government not supporting environmental protection

Jiang Yuhuan, a member of the Legislative Council of the Election Committee who is a lawyer, described the dispute as a "contract incident". Based on the principle of contractual privacy, both parties should not disclose all contractual contents, otherwise it will make people lose confidence in the contractual privacy in Hong Kong.

She believes that this time is an individual incident and should not be extended to the fact that the government or the Science and Technology Park does not support environmental protection.

She said that many of the government's land is leased under short-term contracts. In order to attract branch industries to Hong Kong, the government can provide incentives to relax some of the land policies, but generally it will relax the entire industry and rarely target individual companies, so as not to be perceived as favoring a particular company. corporate suspicion.

▼The paper bag drink box recycling merchant Mil Mill was forced to move▼


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Short lease terms dampen business investment confidence

Some politicians pointed out that at the beginning of the "Miaofang Mil Mill" incident, many members of the Legislative Council intended to help, but after learning that the other party was classified as a "yellow enterprise", they had to reconsider it to prevent unnecessary disputes.

In fact, an online page that is pro-"Blue Camp" has characterized "Miaofang Mil Mill" as a "yellow enterprise", and even said that they want to "build a big yellow economic circle". Make a yellow circle? Under the patriotic rule of Hong Kong, no!"

In addition, the politician believes that in terms of policy sustainability, this incident will indeed have a negative impact, "The lease term of the EcoPark is 20 years, and the contract for this incident is to be renewed year by year after three years, which makes people feel confident. invest?"

The person said that the incident also revealed the positioning of the science and technology park company. "You are not an ordinary company. The purpose of establishment is to cultivate local enterprises, and you need to consider the needs of tenants." He pointed out that the science and technology park will invest 10 billion yuan in banks. Periodically, there is also the suspicion of failing to make good use of the funds, "You are different from the Innovation and Technology Fund. The Innovation and Technology Fund is more than 10 billion yuan under the Exchange Fund and is managed by the HKMA. The profits from investment are used to support innovation and technology. Just do it right!"

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Source: hk1

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