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Hong Kong gov’t overlooked sites which could provide 95,000 homes in search for housing land, research group says

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The Hong Kong government has overlooked almost 3.8 square kilometres (380 hectares) of brownfield land which could be used for housing in preference to reclamation or encroaching on country parks, according to a land research group.

This is enough land to provide 95,000 public housing flats, equivalent to the city’s supply of public housing in the past six years, the Liber Research Community said.

Caesar Choi (left) from Liber Research Community and Chan Hall-sion from Greenpeace. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

In its latest report with environmental group Greenpeace it said the government had failed to continuously update its database, leading to the underestimation of the size of brownfield sites – often farmland polluted by industrial activity – available to solve the city’s housing crisis.

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