A boat heads away from construction work as part of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on August 20, 2018. Uncertainty over the future of the aviation industry and potential cost overruns raise questions about the need for the project. Photo: Nora Tam A boat heads away from construction work as part of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on August 20, 2018. Uncertainty over the future of the aviation industry and potential cost overruns raise questions about the need for the project. Photo: Nora Tam
A boat heads away from construction work as part of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on August 20, 2018. Uncertainty over the future of the aviation industry and potential cost overruns raise questions about the need for the project. Photo: Nora Tam
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Hong Kong’s third runway and Lantau Tomorrow Vision are obsolete as coronavirus changes the world

  • Given the pandemic’s challenges and unforeseeable factors, the Hong Kong government should rethink existing development plans and be more flexible, focusing on those that are vital to the city’s survival and in the people’s best interests

A boat heads away from construction work as part of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on August 20, 2018. Uncertainty over the future of the aviation industry and potential cost overruns raise questions about the need for the project. Photo: Nora Tam A boat heads away from construction work as part of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on August 20, 2018. Uncertainty over the future of the aviation industry and potential cost overruns raise questions about the need for the project. Photo: Nora Tam
A boat heads away from construction work as part of the third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on August 20, 2018. Uncertainty over the future of the aviation industry and potential cost overruns raise questions about the need for the project. Photo: Nora Tam
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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".