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Why Hong Kong’s land supply debate is starting to look like a farce

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 August, 2018, 5:17pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 August, 2018, 5:16pm

The government’s Task Force on Land Supply has had its work completely undermined and subverted by the onslaught of Our Hong Kong Foundation’s trumpeting not only the East Lantau Metropolis (ELM) but now an “Enhanced ELM” which magically expands the proposal from 1,000 to 2,200 hectares.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has publicly stated that she wishes to put forward reclamation as an option in her October policy address, even before her own task force has finished its work.

It now seems abundantly clear that the government has already made its mind up, so let’s put an end to this farce.

Roger Nissim, Ma On Shan