Lawmaker: Lantau reclamation to create new opportunities
CHINADAILY 1 Nov 2018
HONG KONG — The government’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation plan can produce massive amounts of land not only for residential use, but also commercial development, hospitals, university dormitories, sports and recreation facilities, said a lawmaker representing the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape sector.
Tony Tse Wai-chuen said Hong Kong faced a severe shortage of all types of lands — with land for housing being the most critical.
He believes that if the reclamation plan is implemented, the reclaimed site, which is in the central waters between Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, will be tantamount to a new Hong Kong Island — in terms of area and population. This is because it could accommodate about 1 million people while improving the living conditions of Hong Kong citizens.