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Chief Executive has opted to destroy environment: academic Listen
An academic says the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has opted to destroy Hong Kong’s environment by announcing in her policy address that there would be large scale reclamation to increase the land supply for housing. Dr Kenneth Chan, who's the Director of the Comparative Governance and Public Policy Research Centre at the Baptist University, said he expects people to ask questions about the need to reclaim so much land and the territory's future population policy. He said he expects them to raise concern on whether the administration is going to use up all the city's reserves as a huge amount of money will be needed for carrying out reclamation and for building the supporting infrastructure. Chan told Jim Gould that he also foresees attempts by the government to speed up the introduction of national security legislation:
Big impact not expected on property market: Shih Wing-ching Listen
The founder of Centaline Property, Shih Wing-ching, says he doesn’t expect Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address on housing issues to have a big impact on the property market. He said the market was already undergoing correction because of the trade war between the United States and China. He said Mrs Lam’s announcement that more land would be allocated for public housing is not expected to have much impact on the private sector either. He spoke to Ben Tse: