Passengers at Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station during rush hour. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s Transport Department has its head poked deep into the sand

The department’s last big study on Hong Kong’s transport needs was published in 1999 and based on a population projection that has proved to be wide of the mark. Despite this, there is no word from the department on any revised plans

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Passengers at Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station during rush hour. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.