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James Tam
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Opinion

James Tam

Why Carrie Lam’s Lantau reclamation project should be seen as an investment in Hong Kong, rather than wasteful expenditure

  • James Tam says the project would cost less than 20 per cent of Hong Kong’s GDP and has the potential to deliver substantial long-term economic benefits in addition to alleviating the shortage of affordable housing
  • While there are concerns over deviating from the city’s tradition of fiscal prudence, Singapore demonstrates how government debt can contribute to development

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