Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are seen from a spot on the Rotary Park Trail in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s 24 country parks cover 44,300 hectares. Photo: Winson Wong Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are seen from a spot on the Rotary Park Trail in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s 24 country parks cover 44,300 hectares. Photo: Winson Wong
Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are seen from a spot on the Rotary Park Trail in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s 24 country parks cover 44,300 hectares. Photo: Winson Wong
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Why Hong Kong should give up some country park land in exchange for shelving Lantau reclamation

  • Albert Cheng says even 5 per cent of our country parks could provide enough land for housing for decades without the expense and inefficiency of reclamation
  • Limits can be set to prevent the government from over-developing country parks and to ensure that the Lantau Tomorrow Vision is set aside

Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are seen from a spot on the Rotary Park Trail in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s 24 country parks cover 44,300 hectares. Photo: Winson Wong Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are seen from a spot on the Rotary Park Trail in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s 24 country parks cover 44,300 hectares. Photo: Winson Wong
Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan are seen from a spot on the Rotary Park Trail in the New Territories. Hong Kong’s 24 country parks cover 44,300 hectares. Photo: Winson Wong
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".