Hang Lung Properties’ Chairman: Develop Country Park, Preserve Golf Course

Ming Pao

17th September 2013

Hang Lung Properties’ Chairman Ronnie Chan: Develop the Country Park, but Preserve Golf Course or MNC will Leave HK

陳啟宗撐開發1%郊野公園地 籲保留高球場 否則國際大企業撤港

Paul Chan Mo-po, Secretary for Development, recently said that country parks in Hong Kong can be developed for residential use. This comment triggered substantial public controversies. Ronnie Chan Chi-chung, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, despite being in Wushi, gives his full support and said that if there is no other options country park should be developed, but limiting it to 1% of Hong Kong’s country park. However, he thinks that the golf course in Fanling has to be preserved, or multinational companies will not want to base in Hong Kong.

Chan said in a press conference in Wushi that 70% of the land in Hong Kong is Green Belt, and 50% of the Green Belt land are country parks. Building residential units in 1% of Hong Kong’s country parks is not a big deal. He also is not concern that one an example is set developers will randomly develop country parks because the media and the society will monitor what the government does. However, he said that the golf course must not be used for building residential units otherwise “Singapore will be chuffed and will kill Hong Kong’s economy”. He explained that no multinational companies are willing to base in Hong Kong without a large scale golf club.

Advertisements

2 responses to “Hang Lung Properties’ Chairman: Develop Country Park, Preserve Golf Course

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s