Scale-back of complex plan sensible

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 January, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 January, 2000, 12:00am

Three cheers for the Government for considering scaling back the proposed sports and shopping complex in Stanley.

The complex would have been massive. It would have also overwhelmed Stanley's open-air markets and destroyed the area's distinct charm and character as a tourist attraction.

There was absolutely no justification for locating the complex in Stanley's old district, as most of Stanley's population growth is in the Ma Hang District about one to two kilometres away.

This proposed complex, as well as many others, was conceived during the runaway empire-building period of the Urban Services Department.

It is only right and proper that the Government restore some sanity into the process.