The MTRC and KCRC would not flood the property market in the coming three years, officials said yesterday as they predicted 210,000 new flats would be built. Answering a question from Lau Ping-cheung, who represents the architecture, surveying and planning sector, acting Secretary for Housing Elaine Chung Lai-kwok said the Government estimated about 90,000 private flats would be built between 2003 and 2005. One-third would be constructed on newly sold Government land, while the rest would be built on redeveloped land or land whose original use had changed. Ms Chung said over the three years the Government was planning to build 120,000 public flats. She said a longer-term plan had yet to be devised. Mr Lau questioned whether the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation and the Mass Transit Railway Corporation would develop housing estates near their railway lines and flood the market. But Secretary for Transport Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said controls were adequate. 'I am confident that they would not push a huge amount of flats on to the market all at once,' he said.