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With the HK-Macau-Zuhai bridge scheduled for completion in 2016/17 and with the third airport runway at CLK planned for opening in 2023, Lantau is government’s latest strategic initiative for HKSAR’s long term territorial development.

Having an area of 147 sq km or some 1.88 times the size of Hong Kong Island (78 sq km) and bigger than HK Island & Kowloon south combined, Lantau currently has a population of some 100,000 whereas HK Island & Kowloon South combined are housing nearly half of HK’s 7.23 million population and where most of HK’s daily business and commercial activities as well as government functions are conducted.

With housing prices rocketing through the roof, over 260,000 applicants in the waiting list for public rental housing PRH plus some 85,000 households living in unauthorized sub-divided units, and commercial rents being one of the highest amongst major international cities, Hong Kong’s shortage of developable land is nothing but severe.

In the context of the above challenges and being the biggest yet substantially un-developed or under-developed island of the HKSAR, the Chief Executive in his 2014 Policy Address announced the government’s plan to develop and better use Lantau’s untapped massive land resources which could offer HK a unique opportunity to help alleviate the challenges we are facing and to create a better living and working environment for our next and future generations.
 
Here are the details:  
 
Topic: Lantau Development
 
Speaker: Sr. LAU Ping Cheung, SBS
  Project Director, SOCAM Asset Management (HK) Ltd.
  Council Member, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  Member, Lantau Development Advisory Committee
  Deputy Chairperson, the Planning and Conservation Subcommittee
  Member, the Economic Development Commission
  Convenor, the Working Group on Professional Services
  Awardee, the Outstanding BRE Alumni Award 2014
 
Date: 5 May 2015 (Tuesday)
 
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Registration from 6:00pm)
 
Venue: Senate Room, 16/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, HKPolyU, Hung Hom, Kowloon
 
Medium: English
 
Poster: Click here
 
Register: Click here (Enrollment Deadline : 24 April 2015)
 
(Priority will go to BRE Students and Alumni)