while the lands dept. and taskforce is scratching around in every corner of hong kong to find one hectare here and one hectare there, PLA has 2,200 hectares in NT, James Tien reckoned that PLA could survive with say 1,100 hectares, leaving about 1,100 hectares for housing. Nobody should be surprised that the consultation is fake, its business as usual, wasting money creating pointless consultations.
And on the rare occasion, when the government agrees with the public view, it takes countless years to implement, the consultation to ban incandescent lamps is a classic example, everyone agreed yay! - but it was implemented and now the market has pretty much killed off the incandescent lamp without the need for regulations.