Topic:Does Hong Kong need a third runway?
Text type:Two-sided argumentative
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2nd:The argument FOR
4th:The argument AGAINST
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- CashLv 76 年前最愛解答
Firstly, building a third runway will cause serious pollution. The plan will not only worsen air quality in Tuen Mun and Tung Chung, but endanger Chinese white dolphins, as construction work will take place near a marine park specifically set up to protect these creatures. The Chinese white dolphins are very rare. It's not worth sacrificing them for the sake of more space for planes.Secondly, this plan is very costly. Building the runway could cost almost HK$140 billion, and around 650 hectares of land would have to be reclaimed.Of course, all that reclamation is bad news for the environment, but what's worse, the plan to build a runway uses money that could be better spent reducing poverty in the city.Last but not least, this plan does not promote sustainable development. It should be about balancing social and economic needs while preserving the environment. But this runway appears to only benefit the economy. The environment and the needs of the poor have been ignored.The plan should be reconsidered because it will make Hong Kong a less enjoyable place for future generations. Until we have a proposal that embraces sustainable development, we should make best use of the runways we already have.