The land reclamation and development plan of Tseung Kwan O was exposed last week. Among them, 20 hectares of land will be reclaimed in Area 137 south of Lohas Park, which is expected to build 50,000 residential units, while 6 public buildings will be built in Area 132 outside the Tseung Kwan O store. Facilities, including electricity facilities to import "zero carbon" energy.
Tseung Kwan O District Councilor Cheung Mei-hung said in a radio program today (26th) that residents generally support the development of reclamation in District 137, but the population of Tseung Kwan O is expected to increase rapidly to more than 700,000 people, and urged the MTR to increase the frequency of the Tseung Kwan O Line to meet the demand.
He continued to point out that the residents opposed the resettlement of public facilities in District 132. He bluntly said that "(Tseung Kwan O) has been responsible for landfills and fill banks for many years. Tseung Kwan O, we are actually socially responsible." He urged the authorities to consider moving the disgusting facilities. away from the residence.
▼On January 19, the Development Bureau explained the land reclamation plan in Tseung Kwan O Area 137▼
Sai Kung District Councilor (Environmental South) Zhang Meixiong said that residents in the district generally support the reclamation of District 137.
(File photo/photo by Huang Guigui)
Reclamation of Area 137 means closure of landfill facility
Sai Kung District Councilor (Environmental Protection South) Zhang Meixiong said on the TV program "Millennium" in the morning that the development of Tseung Kwan O District 137 means that the landfills and other disgusting facilities in the area will be "ultimately closed", which will reduce the current Thousands of heavy garbage trucks entering and exiting the area every day caused nuisance to residents, so the district generally supports the reclamation of Area 137.
He continued to point out that the reclamation plan of Area 137 is about 2 kilometers away from the nearest Lohas Park and about 3 kilometers away from the city center of Tseung Kwan O. It has little impact on the landscape, so residents have little response. For the extension of the line, about two hectares of land will be filled outside the residences of Lohas Park. The proposed land reclamation area is only about 40 meters away from the residences. Residents hope that the authorities can improve the plan and study the treatment without reclamation, such as digging the existing ground station a little deeper , in order to reduce the scope of the railway buffer zone that needs to be reclamated.
▼Preliminary outline development plan of Tseung Kwan O Area 137 and related coastal reclamation▼
The population of Tseung Kwan O is expected to reach 700,000 people, so MTR frequency should be increased
He also mentioned that with the development of District 137 and the rezoning of many green belts in the future, it is estimated that the future population of Tseung Kwan O District will reach more than 700,000 people, but the current frequency of the MTR Tseung Kwan O Line cannot cope with the rapidly increasing population. It is necessary to increase the number of trains to meet the needs of residents. However, the signal system upgrade of the Tseung Kwan O Line will be delayed from 2021 to 2028/29. MTR is urged to deal with it as soon as possible.
As for the authorities' proposed land reclamation in District 132 to reset six public facilities, Zhang Meixiong said that the residents of Tseung Kwan O do not want any disgusting facilities to be placed in the area at night, but now they have resettled all six public facilities in the area. Tseung Kwan O, pointing out that the authorities have not thought it through carefully: "Residents feel that I have been in charge of landfills and fill banks for many years. In Tseung Kwan O, we are actually socially responsible. We should move these facilities away from residential areas and away from residential areas. .”
The government plans to reclaim the sea facing the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery (Tseung Kwan O District 132). The new land will build a number of public facilities, including power facilities to input zero-carbon energy.
(Development Bureau document)
Greenpeace Project Director Wu Hanlin urged the public to consult on the resettlement of District 132.
(File photo/photo by Zhang Haowei)
Ring group questions paving way for introduction of nuclear power
Wu Hanlin, director of the Greenpeace project, pointed out that one of the public facilities that the authorities intend to reset in District 132 is an "important power facility" to import "zero-carbon" energy, but he did not explain what "zero-carbon" energy is, nor did he indicate whether it is In order to increase nuclear power, the public is worried about the threat of introducing nuclear power. He believes that the practice has weakened the public's right to know and express their opinions. The criticism is "disregarding public opinion." He urged the government to conduct a new public consultation on this.
Regarding the possibility of the 132 District receiving nuclear power from the mainland, he said that the Japanese nuclear disaster, Chernobyl and other overseas nuclear accidents reflected the far-reaching impact of nuclear disasters. He was worried that once an accident happened to a nuclear power plant along the coast of Guangdong, it would affect the citizens. Drinking water and food supply chains will also be affected. "In fact, there is no reason for Hong Kong to take part in creating nuclear risks to our Hong Kong people's lives." He believes that the authorities can import renewable energy such as wind power and hydropower from the mainland.
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