Summary: Antonio Da Roza, Jessica Hefes
Originally reported: South China Morning Post
Government proposals on air quality to extend life by one month 
The government’s proposals to tighten the AQOs by 10% to 64% and control emissions could extend average life expectancy in Hong Kong by one month and avoid 4,200 hospital admissions. The emission control measures are also expected to save HK$1.2 billion a year in health and energy costs, at the cost of $600 million to the community, with power tariffs predicted to increase by 20% and bus fares by 15%. There is no timetable for the proposals. Green groups have criticized the proposals for not being detailed enough, whilst transport operators say it would push up costs and fares.
- ↑ Tougher steps on air quality rolled out – Goals on pollution, ideas to meet them SCMP, 25/07/09