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Policy Address | Lam Cheng: Supporting Ocean Park is justified and well-founded and the treasure seafood boat needs to remain popular

2020-11-27T03:10:23.015Z

The 2020 policy address, which was postponed for more than a month, was released yesterday (25th). Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor proposed a number of new measures, including the implementation of the "Vibrant Hong Kong Island South" project, increasing the supply of subsidized housing, and abolishing non-residential properties.



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Written by: Huang Yongyu Kong Fanxu

2020-11-26 11:39

Last update date: 2020-11-26 11:39

The 2020 policy address, which was postponed for more than a month, was released yesterday (25th). Chief Executive Carrie Lam proposed a number of new measures, including the implementation of the "Vibrant Hong Kong Island South" project, increasing the supply of subsidized housing, and abolishing the double ad valorem stamp duty on non-residential properties.

When Carrie Lam attended a joint radio program today (26), she described her support for Ocean Park as "justified and well-founded." She also emphasized that the revitalization of the treasured seafood boat will require the retention of popular activities and not high-priced activities.

As for housing and land policies, Lam Cheng believes that the positioning of green homes can be reconsidered.

The "Policy Address" recommends the implementation of the "Vibrant Hong Kong Island South" project to develop the Southern District into a vibrant, courageous and vigorous area suitable for work, living, creativity, leisure and play. Measures include the activation of a treasured seafood boat donated to the government free of charge. The park is used in collaboration with non-governmental organizations to regenerate the seafood boat in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter in a non-profit-making manner, which is part of the "rebirth" plan for Ocean Park.

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Lam Cheng expressed today that he hopes the project will bring hope to the people of Hong Kong. As for the transportation management arrangement, it will be studied together in the co-ordinating office later. The plan is based on the experience of "Starting Kowloon East". He is not in a hurry to finish it overnight and will develop slowly.

I was asked whether I would support the Ocean Park indefinitely in the future. If the "Rebirth" of the Ocean Park fails, will the activation of the Jumbo Seafood Boat die?

She emphasized that the government is certain about the two projects and also believes that the government's support for the Ocean Park is "reasonable and well-founded," because the park is a park for Hong Kong people and is not a profit-making facility.



Lam also pointed out that he had been to the water park earlier and thought the facilities were very exciting, but he said that he "did not dare to play." He also said that the Ocean Park attaches importance to conservation and education and has public functions.

Regarding the revitalization of Jumbo Seafood Boats, Carrie Lam reiterated that it needs to be managed in a non-profit-making manner. The revitalization project will require the retention of popular activities instead of high-priced activities.

On November 26, Carrie Lam attended a joint radio program.

(Photo by Zhang Haowei)

In terms of housing and land policies, Lam Cheng pointed out that residential properties have been reduced by a small amount, which has only fallen by 5 to 6% since the peak. This reflects that rigid demand is strong. At present, it is possible to raise buildings but not enough land. If housing construction is stopped The consequences will be great, and the authorities will continue to build houses if they do not want to repeat the same mistakes.

Regarding the external complaints that the green homes are too small, Lam Cheng said that the original intention of the green home design was to "save enough money to exchange for large units" after living in public housing for a period of time. He believed that the positioning of green homes could be reconsidered. Residential and public housing are interchangeable, with space for adjustment, and the best use of housing resources.

Mr. Lai, a citizen born in the 1990s, is concerned about whether the government will re-launch the Tenants Purchase Scheme and whether there is an affordable policy to help young people get in the car.

Lai said that the first installment was exaggerated, his income could not keep up with property prices, and he still failed to buy a home.



Lam Cheng pointed out that the government is constantly enriching the housing ladder. The URA is willing to do more first home buyers and singles can purchase green homes. She is not opposed to the tenancy plan in principle. If Hong Kong's housing policy is a blank paper, it will be like the Singapore model. Many types of housing are sold more, but Hong Kong is dominated by public rental housing. After the Asian financial turmoil, the sale and construction of HOS flats were suspended. At present, many people are waiting for public rental housing. However, if residents are still allowed to buy public housing, the flats will not be liquid. , So that the units that help people with housing difficulties become inheritable assets, "should be a real estate resource."

But she added that if there is ample housing in Hong Kong, in principle, we are in favor of people having home ownership opportunities.



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In addition, some members of the public are also concerned about the 2 yuan car discount, which will be relaxed to the progress of the plan for people aged 60 to 64.

Lam Cheng said that expenditures are expensive, and to avoid the problem of abuse, he emphasized that it has been included in the 2020/21 budget and will be converted to a real-name personal Octopus with photos in the future.

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