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Simple public housing|The Federation of Trade Unions urges the site selection in Chai Wan to start construction as soon as possible Wu Qiubei: The demand is urgent


The government plans to build 30,000 simple public housing units within five years, but the high cost has sparked controversy. The Federation of Trade Unions held a briefing meeting in North Point this afternoon (19th) to explain the details. The president of the Federation of Trade Unions, Wu Qiubei, pointed out that the location of Chai Wan is a simple public

The government plans to build 30,000 simple public housing units within five years, but the high cost has sparked controversy.

The Federation of Trade Unions held a briefing session in North Point this afternoon (19th) to explain the details. The president of the Federation of Trade Unions, Wu Qiubei, pointed out that the site in Chai Wan is the only site in Hong Kong Island among the 8 sites for simple public housing. Start construction as soon as possible and complete as soon as possible.

Wu Qiubei urged the government to give more active explanations on the plan to relieve the public's doubts, emphasizing that the whole plan should not be negated because of minor details.

Wu Qiubei pointed out that the simple public housing in Chai Wan belongs to the second round of the project, but the rent on Hong Kong Island is higher than that in Kowloon and the New Territories, and the needs of Hong Kong Island residents who live in unsuitable housing are even more pressing.

He urged the government to start the project in Chai Wan as soon as possible, and pointed out that the simple public housing is a temporary measure and will not affect the development plan of the area.

Wu Qiubei: Those who saw the situation of subdivided households shed tears

He said that he had visited the residents living in subdivided housing many times, and the people who saw it really shed tears.

Simple public housing is a method that can improve the status quo at the grassroots level in the short term and deserves support.

He reiterated that the authorities have the responsibility to improve the lives of residents of subdivided housing units as soon as possible, especially to allow children to grow up healthily and families to have space for activities.

As for why the briefing session was held, Wu Qiubei explained that since the announcement of the simple public housing, the society has been full of different voices and questions, so it is a good idea to promote residents' understanding of the simple public housing.

However, he pointed out that the government has more comprehensive information, and hopes that the government can do more regional consultation and explanation work in the future, so that residents in the area can feel at ease. He also described the construction of simple public housing as a win-win situation. This opportunity also allows subdivided households to improve their environment.

He believes that it is necessary for the authorities to shorten the completion time of simple public housing, especially the site selection on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, so as to speed up helping needy citizens improve their living environment so that they can live and work in peace and contentment, so that citizens have a sense of gain and happiness.

▼Site selection of eight simple public housing plots▼


Guo Weiqiang urged to strengthen community facilities

Guo Weiqiang, another member of the Legislative Council of the Federation of Trade Unions, also pointed out that Chai Wan is the only simple public housing project on Hong Kong Island, and should not be placed in the second batch of projects. Community facilities, such as markets and transportation facilities, etc.

Guo Weiqiang pointed out that the discussion of simple public housing should not be limited to parliamentary or public comments, but should go deep into the masses, after all, the project involves the use of public funds.

He also cited the Housing Authority's data that the average waiting time for public housing has not decreased but increased over the years, from 2.7 years in 2013 to more than 6 years in 2021. Therefore, the government has unconventional thinking to relieve the waiting time in the short term Pressure, expressed strong support.

He proposed to add a pre-registration mechanism to allow citizens in need to register first, and it will also facilitate the authorities to understand the needs of the region.

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Source: hk1

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