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June 28, 2021

Sheung Shui site to be sold

A site in Sheung Shui in the 2021-22 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender, the Lands Department announced earlier. Fanling Sheung Shui Town Lot No 278 at Area 24 at Kwu Tung is designated for non-industrial purposes, excluding godown, hotel and petrol filling station purposes.

    It has a site area of about 7,624 sq m with a minimum and maximum gross floor area of 27,447 sq m and 45,744 sq m. The tender invitation for the lot will open on June 25 and close on July 23. The land sale documents is available online.
TKO concrete plant mulled
The government is studying the feasibility of providing a temporary site at Tseung Kwan O Area 137 to set up a concrete batching plant with the study due for completion in 2024. Responding to questions from legislator Wilson Or at the Legislative Council on June 16, Secretary for Development Michael Wong said there is an actual need to conduct a site search to cope with the development of East Kowloon and New Territories East.
    He noted that in locating the plant site, the government must consider factors such as locations of concrete demand, compatibility of land use and environmental and traffic impact. There are also the prerequisites for facilitating a plant operation to consider, such as a waterfront site to allow transportation of raw materials by sea for concrete production to avoid increasing road traffic.
    Taking these factors into consideration, the government is now studying the feasibility of providing a temporary site at the waterfront area of Tseung Kwan O Area 137 for the market to bid for running a concrete batching plant.
    The proposed plant will be able to provide a sustainable and stable supply of concrete to support the development of East Kowloon and New Territories East, including future construction works and development projects in Area 137. It can also reduce cross-district transportation of concrete. Mr Wong said the Government aims to complete the study for identifying the plant site this year.
    Taking into account the time required for statutory procedures together with tendering and construction, the government anticipates the concrete batching plant would be put into operation in 2024 at the earliest, he added.