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Anderson Road Quarry handed back to government

2017-07-26 HKT 19:00
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  • The government is planning to build enough flats to house 25,000 at the Anderson Road Quarry site. Photo: RTHK
    The government is planning to build enough flats to house 25,000 at the Anderson Road Quarry site. Photo: RTHK
The 40-hectare Anderson Road Quarry in Sau Mau Ping was handed back to the government on Wednesday after supplying construction materials to the city for five decades.

It's thought that around a quarter of all buildings in Hong Kong contain at least some material that was quarried from the site.

Now, it’s set get a new lease on life – as a much needed source of housing.

The government's planning to build 9,400 private and subsidised housing flats there – enough to house 25,000 people – with the first residents expected to be able to move in as early as 2023.

K. Wah group, which operated the quarry, held a ceremony to mark the handover of the site. Vice chairman, Francis Lui said future residents will enjoy “the best sea-view in town… almost like a Victoria Peak.”

The area is already primed for development, with a 10-kilometre drainage system already in place.