Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor brought great news to Hong Kong people on Wednesday in her Policy Address. I am particularly impressed with her proposal for a "Lantau Tomorrow Vision" to create 1,700 hectares of land with artificial islands reclaimed from the sea. Although this falls short of the 2,200 hectares proposed by Our Hong Kong Foundation, it is much more than the 1,000 hectares as envisioned in Hong Kong 2030+ originally proposed by the government. Considering that prior to the 1997 handover, the Sino-British Joint Declaration had capped annual land auctions at no more than 50 hectares of land a year, the scale of the proposed reclamation is truly remarkable.


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