The Hong Kong 2030+ strategic plan is in the best long-term interest of Hong Kong and will be taken seriously by future governments.
Secretary for Development Paul Chan told reporters today that under Hong Kong 2030+ one of the visions is to increase the capacity for both development and the environment. ‘Smart and low carbon’ will be the theme of future developments.
As to why the amount of land for housing development planned is comparatively small, he said that in recent years the Government has been identifying land for housing development. “In our calculation, from now until the 2040s, the total new land required will be 4,800 hectares.
If we take into consideration the committed and planned development, to the order of about 3,600 hectares, the remaining is 1,200 hectares. Of these 1,200 hectares of new land requirement, 200 hectares are for housing development,” he said. “We honestly believe that if what we are doing is in the best long-term interest of Hong Kong, and if in the process, the various considerations are fact- and logic-based, this would be taken seriously by whoever takes over from us. ”
Gov’t says Development plan in HK’s best interests