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Go with Liang Zhenying? Promoted by Pakatan Rakyat to develop large-scale public housing reconstruction in the border area of ​​Tai Lam Country Park

2021-06-08T17:07:59.368Z

The housing problem in Hong Kong is severe. The Pakatan Rakyat proposed the "Hong Kong Ten-Year Housing Plan", which aims to develop 2,400 hectares of land, build 650,000 units, and increase the per capita living area in Hong Kong from 161 square feet to 200 square feet.



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Written by: Zhou Haoyi

2021-06-07 18:44

Last update date: 2021-06-07 18:47

The housing problem in Hong Kong is severe. The Pakatan Rakyat proposed the "Hong Kong Ten-Year Housing Plan", which aims to develop 2,400 hectares of land, build 650,000 units, and increase the per capita living area in Hong Kong from 161 square feet to 200 square feet.

The Pakatan Rakyat has suggested that the government promote large-scale public housing redevelopment, so as to reduce the current 5.8 years of waiting time for public housing to four years or less.

The vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Leung Chun-ying, earlier mentioned the development of the border of the Tai Lam Country Park. The Pakatan Harapan Council also made the same proposal, emphasizing the need to build land and houses through diversified methods.

The Pakatan Rakyat put forward the "Hong Kong Ten-Year Housing Plan", which aims to develop 2,400 hectares of land, build 650,000 units, and increase the per capita living area in Hong Kong from 161 square feet to 200 square feet.

(Photo by Zhang Haowei)

The goal is to increase the per capita living area to 200 feet

According to Pakatan Harapan Chairman Lu Weiguo, the per capita living area of ​​many major cities in Asia is greater than 200 feet, but the per capita area of ​​Hong Kong is only 161 square feet. It is hoped that the per capita living area of ​​Hong Kong can be increased to 200 feet.

He said that the "Hong Kong Ten-Year Housing Plan" proposed by the party requires the development of 2,400 hectares of land and the construction of 650,000 units. It is initially estimated that the total value of the project in 10 years will be 1,290 billion, which can contribute 428.3 billion yuan to the construction industry and create 600,000 units. position.

According to Leung Mei-fen, a member of the Pakatan Harapan Legislative Council, there are currently 26 public housing estates in Hong Kong that can be rebuilt, which is estimated to provide 360,000 units. He urges the government to initiate large-scale public housing redevelopment and set a road map and timetable.

The Pakatan Rakyat hopes that the government will increase the supply of public housing through reconstruction and reduce the current 5.8 years of public housing waiting time to four years or less.

Advocate the development of land in the border areas of country parks and the New Territories

Another Pakatan Harapan member Wu Yongjia suggested that the government use "Develop the New Territories" as a call to substantially develop land in the New Territories, providing more than 2,600 hectares of residential land, including 1,000 hectares of agricultural land held by developers, 74 hectares of brownfield land, and 1,200 hectares of ancestral hall land. And 360 hectares of wetland buffer zone.

He believes that the government should break down the system and increase the amount of compensation, including compensation to owners of brownfields and ancestral halls based on Grade A agricultural land standards.

The Pakatan Rakyat also proposed to develop the border areas of country parks, and strive to develop houses on a total of more than 40 hectares of land in Tai Lam, Yuen Long and Shui Chuen O, Shatin, and study the conversion of 1,329 hectares of border land into residential land.

Liang Meifen said that the party's proposal does not contradict the "Lantau Tomorrow" plan put forward by the current government. However, the "Lantau Tomorrow" is a long-term project. The public "waits not" and needs measures that can immediately alleviate the housing problem.

(Photo by Zhang Haowei)

When asked how much confidence the development of the border of country parks did not win public support in the "Land Debate", the proposal would be accepted by the current government. Lu Weiguo pointed out that there will be no deep-seated problems within one year of the current government's term of office for the remaining one year. Therefore, the party put forward the relevant vision, emphasizing that the housing problem can be solved only by building land and housing through diversified methods.

Leung Mei-fen said that the party’s proposal does not contradict the "Lantau Tomorrow" plan proposed by the current government, but the "Lantau Tomorrow" is a long-term project. The public "waits not" and needs measures that can immediately alleviate the housing problem.

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The Pakatan Rakyat Leung Chun-ying, Lu Weiguo, Leung Mei-fun, Wu Yongjia Country Park, Tai Lam Country Park, Legislative Council

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