Survey: over 45% of Hongkong residents agree to increase land supply through reclamation outside Victoria Harbour.

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 Survey: over 45% of Hongkong residents agree to increase land supply through reclamation outside Victoria Harbour.


The Hongkong fund of solidarity Hongkong commissioned the Hongkong Asia Pacific Institute of Chinese University Hong Kong to visit 1002 Hongkong citizens aged 18 or above in the form of telephone in from March 21st to 28th. The results showed that nearly 80% of the interviewees felt forced to live in the environment, and more than 45% of the respondents agreed to resume large reclamation projects outside of Hong Kong. Nearly 60% of the respondents believed that Hongkong had a serious lack of land. At least two new towns, or at least 7200 hectares of soil, were needed to open up to at least two sand field areas. Huang Yuanshan, deputy director general of Hongkong fund, pointed out that nearly 80% people in Hong Kong were plagued by the housing environment. To improve the quality of life of the people in Hongkong and let the citizens live a little, we must seek new land supply. The Foundation estimates that Hongkong needs more than 9000 hectares of land in the next 30 years. Huang Yuanshan said that Hongkong now only developed 1/4 of the total land area, while Singapore has developed 3/4 of the land area, Singapore has more flat land than Hongkong, but the reclamation area is 3 to 4 times that of Hongkong, and Hongkongs artificial facilities, hospitals, schools and other areas are one - third smaller than that of Singapore. This is also the result of Hongkongs small reclamation area in the past. He also said that the most effective way to increase land supply at present is to conduct large-scale reclamation and construction of new towns in waters outside the Victoria Harbour. He believes that the reclamation of the sea outside the harbour requires environmental assessment and technical research. It is believed that the progress of science and technology will make the reclamation technology more environmentally friendly. The foundation suggests that the SAR government should seek protection of natural ecology in the time of filling the sea. Source: China News Network Author: lung man Ping Ping editor: Li Hang _BJS4645