Thursday, April 17, 2014   

Policy address debate continues
(02-13 15:44)

The Legislative Council is debating the Chief Executive's Policy Address for a second day.
Lawmakers are now focusing on Leung Chun-ying's policies on land, housing, transport, environment and conservation.
The Labor Party's Cyd Ho Sau-lan said while the government had identified about 100 sites suitable for housing development, many needed to go through town planning procedures to change their land use.
She said the government should consider re-introducing rent control in the meantime to ease the burden of those paying high rents.
Legislator Abraham Shek Lai-him, who represents the real estate and construction sector, said that while the government had adopted recommendations to build 470,000 flats over the next decade, he questioned whether it could bear the financial cost involved. --RTHK   
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