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Liveable city plan outlined

July 05, 2016

The fourth year work report on the current-term government was released today by the Chief Executive, with “Improving Livelihood, Building for the Future” as its theme.


To plan for a competitive, liveable and sustainable Asia’s world city, the report said the Government will continue conducting land development projects beyond 2030 and updating its development strategy.


A public engagement exercise on the matter will be launched by the end of this year.


The Government will continue the investigation and design work for the relocation of the Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works into caverns.


It will be completed in phases from 2017 to 2022, with a view to starting the relocation works as soon as possible to release the 28 hectares of land the treatment plant site will provide for other use.


The report said Lantau Island has a critical role in Hong Kong’s sustainable development, so the Government is planning to form the Lantau Development Office under the Civil Engineering & Development Department, to take forward the development and conservation items for Lantau and nearby outlying islands.


The Government, in collaboration with the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, conducted public engagement activities from January to April and will use the data to draw up a new blueprint for Lantau's development and conservation in 2016 and 17.


The Government is working to obtain funding approval from the Legislative Council to launch studies in 2016/17 for constructing artificial islands between Hong Kong Island and Lantau for the development of the East Lantau Metropolis.


It will be Hong Kong's third core business district and a long-term strategic growth area to help meet the city's social and economic development needs beyond 2030.


Following the approval of the Diamond Hill Comprehensive Development Area master layout plan in May, the first phase of the public housing development will be completed in 2020 to 21 and the development of the whole area will provide over 4,000 public housing units.


The study on the Tung Chung new town extension was completed in April. It will provide 49,400 flats and 877,000 square metres of office floor area, and 40,000 job opportunities.


Detailed design and site investigation for the extension started in June. Reclamation will start in 2017 to 18 and the first population intake is set for 2023.

Report on the Work of the Current-term Government in its Fourth Year