Too early to predict doom for Hong Kong’s massive plan to reclaim land for housing, construction experts say


    SCMP 21 October, 2018

    Engineers and construction experts say it is premature to predict disaster and doom for the Hong Kong government’s massive plan to build a gleaming metropolis on several artificial islands.

    Some worry the reclaimed land might sink, while others fear that climate change, extreme weather and towering waves could wreak havoc on the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project unveiled by Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor earlier this month.

    The project is expected to create 1,700 hectares of land off the east coast of Lantau and house 1.1 million people, with the first residents moving in by 2032 if all goes according to plan. ... ...