Putting profits before people

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 April, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 April, 1997, 12:00am

I refer to the article about car-parking spaces going up for sale in South Horizons (Business Post, April 3).

This is another sad example of the philosophy that when it comes to maximising profits the well-being of tenants and flat-owners is no concern at all for property developers.

I am a South Horizons tenant. The decision to sell the car-park spaces leaves me no choice but to move to another place. I am not just concerned about the cost of parking spaces.

Friends and relatives who used to come for visits on the weekend will be affected as they will themselves be hunting for a place to park the car. The decision to put these berths on sale is definitely not coincidental at a time when property speculation has reached such high levels that I myself and my Chinese friends wonder if we will be able to afford the cost of living for much longer in Hong Kong.

I can only appeal to the common-sense of our future Chief Executive-designate to bring this craze to a drastic stop and make living and working in Hong Kong affordable for everyone.