China News Service, Hong Kong, October 8 (Reporter Zhang Xiaoxi) The Director of the Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Huang Weilun, said on the 8th that it is estimated that the potential land supply in Hong Kong can reach about 4,100 hectares in the medium and long term. The SAR government is confident that it can find enough land to meet housing demand. .
On October 8, the Development Bureau and the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government held a press conference to elaborate on the relevant measures in the Chief Executive's 2021 policy address.
The picture shows the Secretary for Development, Wong Wai Lun (fourth from left), and Secretary for Transport and Housing, Chen Fan (third from left), attending a press conference to talk about policy measures.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Yongnuo
On the same day, Wong Wai Lun attended the press conference on the policy address held at the headquarters of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and made the above remarks at the meeting.
Huang Weilun pointed out that by 2048, Hong Kong is short of about 2,600 to 3,000 hectares of land.
The mid-to-long-term projects planned by the SAR government, including the "Lantau Tomorrow Vision" and the northern metropolitan area, enable the potential land supply to reach about 4,100 hectares, and they are confident that they can find enough land.
A few days ago, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said in his 2021 policy address that in the next 10 years, the SAR government has secured about 350 hectares of land, which can build about 330,000 public housing units. In addition, it is also ready for private housing. About 170 hectares of land, through land sales or railway property tenders, provide the market with land that can build about 100,000 units.
In response, Wong Wai Lun stated at a press conference on the 8th that about 170 hectares of land prepared for private housing, of which about 85% are from new development areas and land for sale, and about 15% from MTR projects, which I believe can be satisfied. Housing demand.
In addition, Chen Fan, Secretary of the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, stated at the same press conference on the 8th that finding land and building houses is the top priority of the current Special Administrative Region Government. The supply can reach 96,500 units, which is about 30,000 more than in the previous five years.