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    HK Gov finds 28 hectares of waterfront in Shatin

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    https://ststwincaverns.hk/

    Open day at the caverns office today! These caverns will allow the use of 28 hectares of prime land to be used for housing in the next 38 years or so.


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    These caverns are pretty interesting to visit.. In a omg how did they create such a large space kinda way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    These caverns are pretty interesting to visit.. In a omg how did they create such a large space kinda way.
    Also an opportunity to give more bribe to the construction companies.
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    So these are naturally occurring caverns that have been excavated?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal:
    So these are naturally occurring caverns that have been excavated?
    Excavation, it's been a long running project. That's a lot more people living in the New Territories- they are going to need more transport options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltywetman:
    Excavation, it's been a long running project. That's a lot more people living in the New Territories- they are going to need more transport options.
    The purpose seems to be to release land for around 35,000 homes. That about 3 years extra supply. Hard to see them being built anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    The purpose seems to be to release land for around 35,000 homes. That about 3 years extra supply. Hard to see them being built anytime soon.
    Not immediately but the MTR and roads are already nearing capacity. With the northern metropolis lurking in the future too, I am not sure that the New Territories is sustainable as a dormitory for city workers. It would make sense to shift businesses out to the NT rather than having workers commute in.
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    I think the move north (for commercial / businesses) has been on the drawing board for a while.. Closer to the dorms as you said and closer to the GBA to serve as a suburb..

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltywetman:
    Not immediately but the MTR and roads are already nearing capacity. With the northern metropolis lurking in the future too, I am not sure that the New Territories is sustainable as a dormitory for city workers. It would make sense to shift businesses out to the NT rather than having workers commute in.
    Aren't all big sites mixed usage anyway?

    so...

    Are you suggesting the government have wasted billions on caverns to release land in the wrong place?

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    Are you suggesting the government have wasted billions on caverns to release land that isn't needed as there is no shortage of land??

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    Nobody would dream of saying either.

    Since the NSL everything has been perfect.

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