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芝麻灣以南郊野公園之內建屋?

2015/5/19 — 12:15

沒有交通,沒有工作,公屋建在這裏等於把窮人流放

沒有交通,沒有工作,公屋建在這裏等於把窮人流放

又有人建議在郊野公園裡建屋,今次目標放在南大嶼山郊野公園,位於芝麻灣以南的半島1。不得已去信指出,建議脫離實際,忘記了天水圍的痛苦教訓,以及重申香港可建屋的平原地甚多,根本沒有理由跑到山中找地去2,報章刊出的文本如下:

In his letter ("Let's look at unused land in housing issue", May 8), David Akers-Jones advocates the use of the "virtually empty land south of Chi Ma Wan" within LantauSouth Country Park for housing.

We have learned from Tin Shui Wai that putting low-income families in flats in an isolated corner of Hong Kong, where there are few job opportunities, will generate serious social problems.  To have a proposed settlement on "empty land" would be repeating the same horrible mistake made at Tin Shui Wai.

To address the housing needs of these families, the government should be looking for land near established infrastructure.

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Building housing estates in these areas would be far cheaper and make much more sense.  The inhabitants would have a better chance of finding jobs near home.

The size of country parks in Hong Kong is irrelevant to the housing discussion.  When there is abundant land in the plains, there is no reason at all for going to the hills.

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Maybe people targeting country parks have in mind houses with a view for the rich.  But even that does not work south of Chi Ma Wan.  Just look at the failed "luxurious" Sea Ranch project at Yi Long Wan.

Lam Chiu-ying

註:

  1. 2015 年 5月 8 日南華早報讀者來函 David Akers-Jones
  2. 2015 年 5 月 18 日南華早報讀者來函 Lam Chiu Ying

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