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Farmers shoveling away crops from the resumption of land at Banana Drive in the Kwudong South Agricultural Park have no notice

2021-04-10T09:58:32.131Z

The government set up an agricultural park in Kwu Tung South in the New Territories and began to resume land last year. A few days ago, farmers in Jiao Keng claimed that they had not completed the process of counting crops ex-gratia allowance, that is, the amount of compensation for young crops.



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Written by: Zhang Jiamin

2021-04-10 17:43

Last update date: 2021-04-10 17:43

The government set up an agricultural park in Kwu Tung South in the New Territories and began to resume land last year.

A few days ago, some farmers in Jiao Keng claimed that they had not completed the process of counting the crop ex-gratia allowance, that is, the amount of compensation for young crops, but they were raided by the authorities to reclaim their land and shovel their crops. The farmland is now enclosed.

"Hong Kong 01" is inquiring about the incident with the Lands Department.

According to the "Land Justice League" page, the farmer Yu Jiao Keng returned to the scene in the morning to inspect the damage and found that the water pipe was broken and the crops were almost completely destroyed. He also said that the uncounted young crops could not regenerate.

They have reported the incident to the police and claimed that the authorities had not notified the farmers when they counted the young crops, and the farmers have not yet agreed to the road works in the agricultural park.

Farmers in Jiao Keng said they were raided by the government to reclaim their land.

(Land Justice League FB picture)

The farmer was notified by the Lands Administration Office at 4 pm on Friday (9th) that the staff of the Civil Engineering and Development Office "worked" on their farmland.

When the farmer rushed to the farmland, he found that the farmland had been enclosed by the plastic board of the Civil Engineering Development Office, and the crops on the farmland had been shoveled away, and the personal belongings on the farmland could not be retrieved.

The contractor stated that the staff of the Lands Administration, Fisheries and Conservation Department and other departments had counted the crops in the morning, and then notified the contractor to start work.

Farmers in Jiao Keng claimed that they were raided by the government to reclaim their land and shovel their crops.

(Land Justice League FB picture)

The Lands Office must send a letter to notify the completion of the assessment work

According to the information on the government website, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department’s assessment of crops will be completed within six weeks. The report will be handed over to the Lands Administration Office for processing, and a letter will be sent to inform the growers that the assessment has been completed. The Lands Administration Office will follow the assessment report. Calculate and issue ex-gratia allowances.

The government posted an announcement on land resumption for the construction of the first phase of the Kwu Dong South Agricultural Park, covering 67 plots of land with a total of approximately 8 hectares

The first phase of the agricultural park is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Industrial modernization should not ignore the needs of farmers

The first phase of the agricultural park will be completed at the end of next year for 3,000 yuan, and 20,000 square feet can be rented, with a daily output of 1 ton of vegetables

Director of Fisheries and Conservation Department: The proposed road alignment in the Agricultural Park will no longer be changed by the councilors to cover the farmland of farmers

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Source: hk1

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