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Simple public housing|Members pay attention to the cost of supporting facilities Yang Yongjie: Worried that the site selection of Kai Tak will weaken the development of CBD 2


The government today (No. 30) officially announced the new sites for "simple public housing", including Kai Tak World Fortune Road. Many councilors are concerned about the cost and supporting facilities. "A4 Alliance" Yang Yongjie pointed out that the site of Kai Tak was originally planned to be the second in Hong Kong.

The government today (No. 30) officially announced the new sites for "simple public housing", including Kai Tak World Fortune Road.

Many councilors are concerned about the cost and supporting facilities. "A4 Alliance" Yang Yongjie pointed out that the site of Kai Tak was originally planned to be developed as the second commercial district (CBD 2) in Hong Kong. Now it is proposed to build "simple public housing" there. Quarantine and other facilities may affect the development of Hong Kong.

Ho Wing-yin today (30th) arranged for members of the Executive Council, members of the Legislative Council and the media to visit a "simple public housing" demonstration unit in Kai Tak.

Members have different opinions after visiting.

▼On January 30, the simple public housing demonstration unit was exposed▼


Yang Yongjie: The location of Kai Tak is yet to be determined

Yang Yongjie, a directly elected member of the Kowloon Central Committee, expressed his support for the government to build "simple public housing" to improve the lives of residents of subdivided housing, but believes that the location needs to be determined.

He explained that Kai Tak was originally positioned as the second core business district (CBD2) in Hong Kong. At present, part of the land is used for community isolation measures, and another two pieces of land are used for transitional housing. Housing", worried that it will greatly weaken the concept of developing East Kowloon into Hong Kong's second core business district (CBD 2), miss the development opportunity to create synergy with the cruise terminal, and affect Hong Kong's future urban planning.

He suggested that the government can find land to build "simple public housing" in the vehicle inspection center next to Hoi Sin Park in To Kwa Wan and the open-air parking lot next to Megabox. The long-term development of "Kai Tak CBD2".

Chen Peiliang urged to do a good job

Member of the Legislative Council of the Election Committee, Chen Peiliang, who visited the demonstration flats, pointed out that some citizens are worried that the location of the "simple public housing" is remote and lacks transportation networks and basic living facilities.

During this visit, he learned that the authorities have made adjustments in terms of site selection. The three sites located in the urban area can provide half of the units, that is, about 15,000 units. Together with the 3 sites selected for the village, 90% of the units are in the urban area.

As for the small number of non-urban sites, he said bluntly: "I hope the authorities will plan the traffic routes and basic living facilities in advance, so that the "simple public housing" is simple but not crude.


Member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, Yan Wenyu, also urged the authorities to provide community facilities, such as providing basic community facilities such as restaurants and retail stores within the scope of simple public housing, so that residents can be "self-sufficient".

Ge Peifan hopes that the money will be well spent

Ge Peifan, member of the Legislative Council of the Election Committee of the DAB, pointed out that the ideal is to build enough public housing as soon as possible so that families living in subdivided housing can go upstairs as soon as possible.

However, it takes time to build land and houses, and "simple public housing" is a large-scale social project of the current government, which can fill the time gap in the middle, so that citizens in need can get rid of the harsh environment of subdivided housing a few years earlier, and truly " Solve people's livelihood problems."

She said bluntly: "The project cost of 26 billion is not a small amount, but it can help 30,000 disadvantaged families, and it is also an investment worth supporting."

Ho Junyao advocates "simple public housing" to refer to mainland methods

Ho Junyao, a member of the Election Committee, said that the current cost of "simple public housing" is $1,900 per square foot. According to the current economic conditions in Hong Kong, it is impossible to "wash your feet and not wipe your feet".

He said that he had sent a letter inviting Ho Wing-hsien to the mainland to inspect the speed of his building construction. In addition, the cost of housing in the mainland was only 320 yuan per square foot, which was 5 times different from the price proposed by the Hong Kong government. He suggested that the Hong Kong government should refer to the practice of building houses in the mainland. Saving 18 billion yuan is considered to be effective in reducing expenditure while providing suitable housing for the public.

Simple public housing|Directly hit the 330-square-foot open-style demonstration flat with hot water heater, exhaust fan, and lack of air-conditioning. Kai Tak site selection to build multiple 17- to 19-storey high-rise buildings with isolation facilities or transfer to simple public housing for the same purpose 4-5 people units were exposed and were besieged, with an average of 60 feet per person. Simple public housing in urban areas or new towns and New Territories rents from $780 to $1800|News: The overall cost can be reduced by $1 billion. The unit cost of low-rise buildings is only $530,000 Simple public housing|News: The last site selected is a luxury house near Siu Lam, Tuen Mun The overall cost is expected to be reduced by about 1 billion

Source: hk1

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