Friday, August 1, 2014   

Lam calls on lawmakers to back funding plan
(06-25 14:12)

The Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has called on legislators to approve the controversial Northeast New Territories development plan as soon as possible.
Lam said the delaying tactics by some lawmakers of the Finance Committee had damaged many other projects awaiting funding approval.
She estimated that a total of 76 projects affecting millions of people had been held up by the delays.
Lam said the lawmakers have had enough time to discuss the project.
Meanwhile, villagers opposing the new town development plan have vowed to "take action" when they meet Development Secretary Paul Chan Wednesday evening.
But Cho Kai-kai, from the League of Fanling North Villages and Residents, didn't give details as to what they will do.
The group stormed the Legco building about two weeks ago when lawmakers were scrutinizing the HK$34 million funding request for the development plan. --RTHK   
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