Marking 50 years of water supply from the Dongjiang to Hong Kong and the signing of the 2015-2017 agreement are (from left) Chen Lei, water resources minister, Lin Xudian, director-general of Guangdong’s Department of Water Resources, Hong Kong development chief Paul Chan, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Raymond Tam, secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, on May 28 last year. Photo: Felix WongMarking 50 years of water supply from the Dongjiang to Hong Kong and the signing of the 2015-2017 agreement are (from left) Chen Lei, water resources minister, Lin Xudian, director-general of Guangdong’s Department of Water Resources, Hong Kong development chief Paul Chan, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Raymond Tam, secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, on May 28 last year. Photo: Felix Wong
Marking 50 years of water supply from the Dongjiang to Hong Kong and the signing of the 2015-2017 agreement are (from left) Chen Lei, water resources minister, Lin Xudian, director-general of Guangdong’s Department of Water Resources, Hong Kong development chief Paul Chan, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Raymond Tam, secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, on May 28 last year. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong needs a fairer deal on Guangdong water amid rising costs

Law Cheung-kwok and Ip Ka-chai say the government must negotiate flexible and cost-effective terms when the Dongjiang water supply agreement expires in 2017

Marking 50 years of water supply from the Dongjiang to Hong Kong and the signing of the 2015-2017 agreement are (from left) Chen Lei, water resources minister, Lin Xudian, director-general of Guangdong’s Department of Water Resources, Hong Kong development chief Paul Chan, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Raymond Tam, secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, on May 28 last year. Photo: Felix WongMarking 50 years of water supply from the Dongjiang to Hong Kong and the signing of the 2015-2017 agreement are (from left) Chen Lei, water resources minister, Lin Xudian, director-general of Guangdong’s Department of Water Resources, Hong Kong development chief Paul Chan, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Raymond Tam, secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, on May 28 last year. Photo: Felix Wong
Marking 50 years of water supply from the Dongjiang to Hong Kong and the signing of the 2015-2017 agreement are (from left) Chen Lei, water resources minister, Lin Xudian, director-general of Guangdong’s Department of Water Resources, Hong Kong development chief Paul Chan, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Financial Secretary John Tsang and Raymond Tam, secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, on May 28 last year. Photo: Felix Wong
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