Residential buildings stand illuminated around the former Kai Tak airport area, centre, at dusk in Hong Kong, in June. Hong Kong officials should keep one core principle in mind: it should be the government, not developers, that dictates land supply. Photo: Bloomberg

Carrie Lam must see beyond developers’ farmland to really help Hong Kong’s first-time homebuyers

Lo Oiling says if it relies too much on developers, the Starter Homes scheme risks putting too much power in the cartel’s hands. It would be better to utilise the government’s land sale programme, as well as MTR sites, to boost supply

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Residential buildings stand illuminated around the former Kai Tak airport area, centre, at dusk in Hong Kong, in June. Hong Kong officials should keep one core principle in mind: it should be the government, not developers, that dictates land supply. Photo: Bloomberg
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