BPA proposes opening borders in meeting with Chief Executive-elect
Chief Executive-elect John Lee Ka-chiu met with the pro-establishment Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) Monday morning, whose representatives proposed areas of concern including Hong Kong's housing predicament and the accelerated opening of borders to accelerate post-fifth wave economic recovery.
BPA chairman and Legislative Council member Lo Wai-kwok said that Hong Kong’s new leader is chiefly concerned about land and housing issues, and has proposed that citizens be able to move in before newly completed housing estates are fully furnished.
Lo added BPA is confident that Lee will lead Hong Kong with a focus on development and economic recovery.
BPA vice-chairman and lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung hoped Lee would take advantage of Hong Kong's status as an international financial center and work towards reopening borders as soon as possible.
He said that with the imminent completion of the third runway, Hong Kong International Airport would be able to implement co-location arrangements that would enable the opening of more air routes between Hong Kong and mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area.
Lam and fellow vice-chair Priscilla Leung Mei-fun revealed Lee will be personally responsible for some designated projects, but did not provide further elaboration.
Leung added that Lee is receptive to citizens’ needs, and is open to suggestions from people with different demands.