Letters | Give Hong Kong a clear picture and concrete data on land use plans
- The government’s response to a new report pointing to 379 hectares more brownfield sites than an official study identified leaves too many questions unanswered
The government only gave a general statement in response. According to your report, “the Planning Department acknowledged that the information used in the government study might not reflect the latest land conditions, but said it would continue to monitor changes in brownfield sites”, adding that “the government had already earmarked more than 860 hectares of brownfields for use in public or private development projects”.
Such a response does not directly address the claims in the report and does not help gather support for the government’s land development efforts.
The government should respond to any doubt about its figures on land supply promptly and be specific in its answers. Also, it should not do this in a low-profile manner. Otherwise, it will have an uphill battle to fight in gaining support for its land development plans.
Susan Chan, secretary general, Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong