Hong Kong’s rail giant, the MTR Corp, has been hit by a spate of scandals over the past year, with its image taking a beating. Photo: Felix Wong

Government reviewing way for MTR to balance social duty and business interests without full buyout of embattled rail giant, Paul Chan says

  • Financial secretary says efficiency will be compromised if company falls completely under government control
  • Lawmaker and former rail boss raises possibility of pegging salary perks of top brass to service performance
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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Hong Kong’s rail giant, the MTR Corp, has been hit by a spate of scandals over the past year, with its image taking a beating. Photo: Felix Wong
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Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s MTR and Urban Renewal Authority will be roped in to help government build more public housing units: Financial Secretary Paul Chan

  • More urban redevelopment projects will be turned into subsidised housing for sale to young middle classes
  • Sites along rail lines will also be earmarked for public housing development
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po. Photo: Dickson Lee
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