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What is the most worrying residents of the new school building of the University of Hong Kong that caused controversy before it was built?

2021-10-14T13:15:23.363Z

The University of Hong Kong submitted an application to the Town Planning Board (Town Planning Board) in July, requesting the rezoning of a "green zone" east of No. 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, next to the Xinguang School for the Blind to "Government, Institution or Community"



The University of Hong Kong submitted an application to the Town Planning Board (Town Planning Board) in July, requesting the rezoning of a "green zone" east of No. 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, adjacent to the Xinguang School for the Blind to "government, institution or community" land .

The Li Ka-shing School of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong intends to construct a new teaching building after the land is rezoned to upgrade and increase teaching facilities to cope with the annual increase in medical students.


The University of Hong Kong submitted an application to the Town Planning Board in July, requesting that a green area (indicated in red frame), east of No. 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, adjacent to the Xinguang School for the Blind be rezoned to government, institution or community land for construction New teaching building.

(Photo by Cai Zhengbang)

However, this move by the University of Hong Kong has aroused many doubts: District Councillors questioned that the University of Hong Kong had not studied other suitable places, but chose the green belt slope, which would cause controversy. In addition, the construction of the slope will not only be difficult, but the cost will also increase; In addition, the distance between the new teaching building and the residential building is only less than 30 meters, mainly for laboratories. In addition to worrying that the project will affect the environment, residents are also worried that the consequences of a leak in the laboratory will be unimaginable...

Source: hk1

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