Pai Tau Village

Workers setting up a cordon around the empty site at Pai Tau village. It has been used as a car park. Photo: Sam Tsang

Villagers offer to buy back idle plot

Villagers accused of occupying government land for more than 30 years want to buy the land back if the government is not developing it. This came as Lands Department officers erected posts and signs along the boundary of the plot in Pai Tau village, Sha Tin, yesterday after the ombudsman in January criticised the government for ignoring misuse of the land for three decades.