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Simple public housing in Kai Tak | Ho Wing-hsien: It is a win-win social project that gave up public housing three times and had to move out


The Housing Bureau's construction of simple public housing, among which Kai Tak Kai Tak Kai Tak Kai Tak arouse public opposition. Ho Wing-yin, director of the Housing Bureau, wrote in a newspaper today (7th) that simple public housing is a social project of mutual benefit and win-win.

The Housing Bureau's construction of simple public housing, among which Kai Tak Kai Tak Kai Tak Kai Tak arouse public opposition.

Housing Bureau Secretary Ho Wing-yin wrote an article in a newspaper today (7th) that simple public housing is a social project of mutual benefit and win-win, and it aims to relieve the people who live in poor residences and are in dire straits.

Regarding the controversy over the location of Kai Tak, Ho Wing-hsien said that some people think that the location of Kai Tak is too good and residents will refuse to move out after moving in. She emphasized that applicants for simple public housing still have three opportunities to choose traditional public housing upstairs. Those who choose to give up will be considered as having no urgent living needs and will be removed from the waiting list. At that time, not only will they lose their eligibility for public housing, but they will no longer be able to live in simple public housing.

▼On February 2, the Kai Tak private housing estate residents meeting opposed the construction of simple public housing in the area▼


He Yongxian wrote in "Ta Kung Pao" that the most common discussion of simple public housing is the issue of planning and positioning in Kai Tak. She pointed out that the land for World Fortune Road is budgeted for a 2-year construction period and a 5-year use period. The government will use the above-mentioned budget period as After the quota expires, the land will be released to allow the government to implement the development according to the original plan. The temporary simple public housing will not change the long-term planning use of the Kai Tak development area and the government’s implementation of Kowloon East as the second core business district (CBD2) original vision.

Regarding the positioning of CBD2 unchanged, He Yongxian pointed out that the commercial floor area of ​​existing, under construction or approved projects in Kowloon East has reached about 4 million square meters, which is similar to the central business district in Central. There are still many pieces of commercial land in Kai Tak District that have not yet been launched, and will be launched for sale in the next few years in response to market conditions.

Housing Bureau He Yongxian.

(File photo/photo by Yu Junliang)

Some people worry that the residents of simple public housing will make the traffic in the area unbearable. He Yongxian said that the Transport and Logistics Bureau has stated that the East Rail Tuen Ma Line runs every 2.7 to 3.5 minutes during peak hours.

At present, the passenger load factor of the Kai Tak section during the peak morning hours is less than 50%, and there is still a surplus of passenger capacity, which is sufficient to meet the demand of the entire Kai Tak district after the completion of simple public housing.

In addition, there are many bus stops near the selected site. Residents can walk for about 6 to 8 minutes to Concorde Road or Prince Edward Road East to take about 40 franchised bus routes and 10 green minibus routes, which facilitate travel to Hong Kong, the New Territories and Kowloon districts.

At the same time, the Transport Department has planned to add two new bus lines near the selected site, which will be put into service before the completion of the simple public housing in Kai Tak. The above-mentioned public transport services are sufficient to meet the demand.

▼Simple public housing Kai Tak Kai Tak site selection▼


He Yongxian also pointed out that the cost of simple public housing has been further reduced, and the entire project has been cut by nearly 1 billion yuan. After the use period of the simple public housing expires, the units can be dismantled and moved to other suitable uses to benefit longer-term needs. If you enter simple public housing, you can save an average of 3,500 yuan in rent a month, which is 210,000 yuan in five years. For 30,000 households, the 6.3 billion yuan that was originally used to pay rent for subdivided flats in five years can also be used for other purposes.

He Yongxian reiterated that the government cares about the grassroots citizens who need support, and also considers the community as a whole. He hopes that the emergence of simple public housing will not only be an important step to bid farewell to subdivided housing, but also make good use of the land that has not yet been used in the long term. Use to alleviate imminent problems.

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Source: hk1

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