Yesterday, CanChamHK Members had the opportunity to learn about the Lantau Tomorrow Vision. Like many urban centres, Hong Kong face similar challenges such as high property prices, a rapidly ageing population, and a restless youth. Lantau Tomorrow Vision is HKSARG’s plan to address such issues. With the ultimate aim of making our city and our lives more live-able, depicts a long-term solution. Under the Vision, the Government plans to study developing artificial islands in the Central Waters. The first phase of the development will focus on providing 1000-hectare of reclaimed land near Kau Yi Chau which could build some 150,000 to 260,000 housing units (70% of which would be for public housing). With a projected price tag of HKD$624bn (ISD$80bn), this vision is bound to be controversial.
Thank you to the HKSARG Development Bureau for giving The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong members a detailed view of the plans. Thank you to Joseph Law for inviting the speakers and guests, including
Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr. Lam Sai Hung, JP, of Development Bureau
Deputy Secretary for Development (Works) 2, Mr. Mak Shing Cheung Vincent, JP, of Development Bureau
Deputy Director of Planning/Territorial, Mr. Chung Man Kit Ivan, of Planning Development
Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office, Mr. Fong Hok Shing Michael ,JP, of Civil Engineering and Development Department
Principle Project Coordinator of the Sustainable Lantau Office, Mr. Lee Kui Biu Robin, JP, of Civil Engineering and Development Department