Protesters demonstrate against the Hong Kong government’s plans for large-scale land reclamation to the east of Lantau Island. Photo: Reuters

Carrie Lam’s Lantau Tomorrow plan is shortsighted on cost and sources of fill material for reclamation

  • Marine sand from China needed for reclamation doubled in price last year
  • The government has made misleading claims that construction waste can largely be used instead
Topic |   Urban planning

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Protesters demonstrate against the Hong Kong government’s plans for large-scale land reclamation to the east of Lantau Island. Photo: Reuters
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(L-R): Olga Wong, Hong Kong news editor, South China Morning Post; Stephen Wong, deputy executive director, Our Hong Kong Foundation; Agnes Chan, managing partner, EY; Paul Chan, financial secretary; Shirley Yuen, chief executive officer, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; and Yonden Lhatoo, chief news editor, South China Morning Post at the Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series – Budget 2019/20: will the budget benefit the lives of Hong Kong people and local businesses? Photo: Jonathan Wong

HK$500 billion Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation project could pay for itself, Financial Secretary Paul Chan tells SCMP’s Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series

  • Chan said government looking into financing models for massive plan, which would involve building a 1,700-hectare cluster of artificial islands
  • Finance chief explained private residential and commercial sites on the reclaimed islands could be sold to developers to generate revenue
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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(L-R): Olga Wong, Hong Kong news editor, South China Morning Post; Stephen Wong, deputy executive director, Our Hong Kong Foundation; Agnes Chan, managing partner, EY; Paul Chan, financial secretary; Shirley Yuen, chief executive officer, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; and Yonden Lhatoo, chief news editor, South China Morning Post at the Redefining Hong Kong Debate Series – Budget 2019/20: will the budget benefit the lives of Hong Kong people and local businesses? Photo: Jonathan Wong
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