Financial Secretary Chen Maobo published a blog today (25th) with the topic "Working together to say goodbye to subdivided housing." He said yesterday (24th) that he visited subdivided households and public housing elders in Sham Shui Po District. The high rents make the life of the grassroots citizens stretched, and the lack of space for activities also makes young children lack a suitable living and learning environment.
Chen pointed out that the goal of bidding farewell to sub-divided housing is to consider that the issue of land and housing is already a political issue. He quoted President Xi Jinping as saying, "Strive to solve the problem of unbalanced and inadequate development and the problems of the people’s desperation and despair." Promote the common prosperity of all people to achieve more obvious substantive progress." Therefore, it will increase short, medium and long-term supply, simplify cumbersome procedures, and drastically increase long-term supply and build land reserves.
Chen Maobo went to Sham Shui Po District to visit the citizens living in sub-divided housing and the elderly living in public housing.
(Chen Maobo's Blog)
Chen Maobo said that land and housing problems have been plagued Hong Kong society. The land supply continues to be insufficient, the waiting time for public housing is getting longer and longer, the housing problem of low-income and grassroots citizens is getting worse, and it is also difficult for middle-class workers to buy their homes, but the politics of the past The disputes and the idling of the parliament have made it difficult to implement many policies and reforms.
In the short film, he mentioned that Hong Kong’s housing and sub-divided housing problems are definitely "possible to deal with," but they have to be determined and it is not easy.
"Farewell to the sub-divided housing" before 2049
Chen pointed out that Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, made it clear earlier that he wanted to bid farewell to sub-divided houses and bedspace apartments. The problems arising from the insufficiency must also be diverted and dealt with. It is emphasized that when the country’s second centenary goal is achieved, that is, 2049, that is, in the next 20 years, even before this point, Hong Kong must "say goodbye to subdivided housing." ".
Chen Maobo went to Sham Shui Po District to visit sub-divided households and public housing elders.
(Chen Maobo's Blog)
Expensive housing hinders youth innovation
Chen Xu said that we must try our best to solve the problems of expensive housing, difficult housing, and detailed housing. Behind this appearance are the "two major contradictions" faced by Hong Kong: "income disparity between rich and poor" and "asset disparity between rich and poor" "The key reason for these two major contradictions is "housing."
The high cost of living not only makes it more difficult for young people to save money and accumulate wealth, but also suffocates their desire to boldly innovate. Dealing with land and housing issues is no longer purely an economic or financial issue, but is related to the long-term stability of society, an economic issue, and a livelihood issue. , Is also a major political issue.
Increasing supply requires drastic measures, including reclamation
Chen emphasized that it is necessary to work hard in the direction of "thinking about what the people think and alleviating the difficulties of the people" with firm will and determination to break the boat. He quoted President Xi Jinping as saying that it is necessary to "work hard to resolve the imbalance in development." "Sufficient problems and the people's urgent and desperate problems", "we must also make more obvious and substantive progress in promoting the common prosperity of all people."
Therefore, we believe that to increase the short, medium and long-term supply, we must simplify some of the overly cumbersome procedures in the system, and use methods such as reclamation to drastically increase long-term supply and build land reserves. "We must rely on the fundamental interests of the general public. Nian, strive for a better life for the citizens."
Chen Maobo said that there is enough land in Hong Kong to develop research and amend the urban planning regulations to prevent abuse. Chen Maobo: The momentum of economic improvement continues and the unemployment rate is expected to fall further. It is exciting and will try its best to solve the deep-seated contradictions in society. Chen Maobo: Independent supervision work as a major international trend, and reform to receive support from all walks of life