Legco Approves Funding For Light Public Housing
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2023-03-17 HKT 21:52
Lawmakers on Friday approved a government funding bid of HK$14.9 billion to build light public housing.
That's part of a plan to spend more than HK$26 billion in total to construct around 30,000 temporary flats – some of which will be knocked down after being used for five years.
All but two of 60 legislators present voted in support of the funding application, even though some of them expressed concerns about how much of the housing modules can be reused in future.
Housing minister Winnie Ho cited Nam Cheong 220 – a recently demolished transitional housing project in Sham Shui Po – as saying that almost everything can be kept, except for some non-reusable items like water pipes.
The secretary stressed that the government will try its best to compress project costs.