Hong Kong to develop new metropolis in northern area

Published October 6, 2021, 12:49 PM

by Xinhua

HONG KONG –Hong Kong will develop its northern part to provide massive land and better integrate itself into the overall development of the country, according to the annual policy address delivered Wednesday by Chief Executive of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam at a Legislative Council meeting.

The northern part of Hong Kong is expected to be developed into a metropolitan area ideal for people to live, work and travel, Lam said, noting that more land resources should be created for residential use and the development of industries.

With an area of 300 square kilometres, the proposed metropolis covers from the west to the east the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Boundary Control Points Economic Belt, as well as the deeper hinterlands.

The 2021 policy address, the fifth of its kind since Lam took office in 2017, focuses on bolstering Hong Kong’s economy, tackling an entrenched housing shortage and prompting Hong Kong to better integrate into the national development.