Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Monday, Apr 22, 2024

Construction of light public housing in Kai Tak can be understood, says developers’ association chief

Construction of light public housing in Kai Tak can be understood, says developers’ association chief

The government’s decision to build light public housing in Kai Tak, an area authorities vouched to transform into the second Central Business District (CBD2), can be understood, said Stewart Leung Chi-kin from the Real Estate Developers Association.
Leung said although developers understand the government has a duty to fulfill public housing demand and the Kai Tak project is agreed upon and welcomed by the association, he voiced concerns about how the lands will be developed in five years and worried the transportation there will be overwhelmed.

“As developers, we welcome and agree with the government to do whatever it can to fulfill the public’s needs. We are more concerned about how the use of the lands will be switched five years later,” Leung told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

Leung, the chairperson of the association’s executive committee, pointed out that only Kai Tak MTR station and Sung Wong Toi MTR station are in the area. He continued that the growing population may “jam” the stations in the upcoming three to five years as more private homes are also expected in the area under ongoing projects.

Yet, he noted that “the government has talked to us and said they have certain means to tackle the [transportation] problem.”

When asked if he was worried about private home prices being affected, Leung said, despite objections in the past, the association “can’t say no” this time as the government has the need to build light public housing.

Leung added he has learned that the government has no plan to transform the makeshift hospitals in Kai Tak into light public housing.

The association convened a special meeting today after authorities yesterday (Mon) announced four more sites to be used for building light public housing. The four sites are located on Olympic Avenue in Kai Tak, Choi Hing Road in Ngau Tau Kok, Sheung On Street/Sheung Ping Street in Chai Wan, and Lok On Pai in Siu Lam.

These four sites and four others in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, and Sheung Shui announced earlier are expected to provide about 30,000 units in five years, of which about 10,700 units are to be provided by the Kai Tak project alone.

On the other hand, a social media post also circulated online with the netizen who published it, claiming to be a private homeowner in Kai Tak, blasting the government for “sacrificing the grand vision of Kai Tak as a CBD2 for no good.”

“We are starting to pity developers who are also cheated by the government’s irresponsible and passive handling in the development of Kai Tak. Every owner’s corporation in Kai Tak will unite and take action,” the netizen wrote.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
0:00
0:00
Close
It's always the people with the dirty hands pointing their fingers
Paper straws found to contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals - study
FTX's Bankman-Fried headed for jail after judge revokes bail
Blackrock gets half a trillion dollar deal to rebuild Ukraine
Steve Jobs' Son Launches Venture Capital Firm With $200 Million For Cancer Treatments
Google reshuffles Assistant unit, lays off some staffers, to 'supercharge' products with A.I.
End of Viagra? FDA approved a gel against erectile dysfunction
UK sanctions Russians judges over dual British national Kara-Murza's trial
US restricts visa-free travel for Hungarian passport holders because of security concerns
America's First New Nuclear Reactor in Nearly Seven Years Begins Operations
Southeast Asia moves closer to economic unity with new regional payments system
Political leader from South Africa, Julius Malema, led violent racist chants at a massive rally on Saturday
Today Hunter Biden’s best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met in Georgetown with Russian Moscow Mayor's Wife Yelena Baturina who later paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in so called “consulting fees”
'I am not your servant': IndiGo crew member, passenger get into row over airline meal
Singapore Carries Out First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades Amid Capital Punishment Debate
Spanish Citizenship Granted to Iranian chess player who removed hijab
US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell freezes up, leaves press conference
Speaker McCarthy says the United States House of Representatives is getting ready to impeach Joe Biden.
San Francisco car crash
This camera man is a genius
3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa
Next level gaming
BMW driver…
Google testing journalism AI. We are doing it already 2 years, and without Google biased propoganda and manipulated censorship
Unlike illegal imigrants coming by boats - US Citizens Will Need Visa To Travel To Europe in 2024
Musk announces Twitter name and logo change to X.com
The politician and the journalist lost control and started fighting on live broadcast.
The future of sports
Unveiling the Black Hole: The Mysterious Fate of EU's Aid to Ukraine
Farewell to a Music Titan: Tony Bennett, Renowned Jazz and Pop Vocalist, Passes Away at 96
Alarming Behavior Among Florida's Sharks Raises Concerns Over Possible Cocaine Exposure
Transgender Exclusion in Miss Italy Stirs Controversy Amidst Changing Global Beauty Pageant Landscape
Joe Biden admitted, in his own words, that he delivered what he promised in exchange for the $10 million bribe he received from the Ukraine Oil Company.
TikTok Takes On Spotify And Apple, Launches Own Music Service
Global Trend: Using Anti-Fake News Laws as Censorship Tools - A Deep Dive into Tunisia's Scenario
Arresting Putin During South African Visit Would Equate to War Declaration, Asserts President Ramaphosa
Hacktivist Collective Anonymous Launches 'Project Disclosure' to Unearth Information on UFOs and ETIs
Typo sends millions of US military emails to Russian ally Mali
Server Arrested For Theft After Refusing To Pay A Table's $100 Restaurant Bill When They Dined & Dashed
The Changing Face of Europe: How Mass Migration is Reshaping the Political Landscape
China Urges EU to Clarify Strategic Partnership Amid Trade Tensions
The Last Pour: Anchor Brewing, America's Pioneer Craft Brewer, Closes After 127 Years
Democracy not: EU's Digital Commissioner Considers Shutting Down Social Media Platforms Amid Social Unrest
Sarah Silverman and Renowned Authors Lodge Copyright Infringement Case Against OpenAI and Meta
Why Do Tech Executives Support Kennedy Jr.?
The New York Times Announces Closure of its Sports Section in Favor of The Athletic
BBC Anchor Huw Edwards Hospitalized Amid Child Sex Abuse Allegations, Family Confirms
Florida Attorney General requests Meta CEO's testimony on company's platforms' alleged facilitation of illicit activities
The Distorted Mirror of actual approval ratings: Examining the True Threat to Democracy Beyond the Persona of Putin
40,000 child slaves in Congo are forced to work in cobalt mines so we can drive electric cars.
×