Around 30,000 Light Public Housing Units to be Built in the Coming Five Years

The Housing Bureau (HB) arranged a media visit to a Light Public Housing (LPH) mock-up unit at the Kai Tak Community Isolation Facility on 30 January 2023 to introduce the living environment and design of LPH. The four- to five-person mock-up unit has a self-contained toilet, shower area and open cooking space. It is also equipped with basic facilities such as a water heater and an exhaust fan.

Winnie Ho, Secretary for Housing, hosted a briefing on the latest progress of LPH projects to the media on the same day. She announced that the following eight sites have been selected for LPH construction and development:

  • Tuen Mun Area 3A
  • Tuen Mun Area 54
  • Yuen Long Yau Pok Road
  • Sheung Shui Lin Tong Mei
  • Kai Tak Olympic Avenue
  • Ngau Tau Kok Choi Hing Road
  • Chai Wan Sheung On Street/Sheung Ping Street
  • Siu Lam Lok On Pai

About half of the LPH units will be in the urban area. Among them, the Kai Tak Olympic Avenue LPH site is estimated to provide over 10,000 LPH units.

Winnie Ho said that the target of the Government-led LPH is to build about 30,000 units in the coming five years so as to fill the short-term gap of public housing supply and improve the living conditions of people living in inadequate housing. LPH will mainly cater for applicants who have been on the waiting list for traditional public rental housing for three years or more, with priority given to family applicants. She also emphasised that LPH has a crucial social function and value. It will help the underprivileged by utilising social resources optimally and addresses people’s concerns by focusing on their livelihoods and the pain points of society.

Look out for our exclusive interview with Winnie Ho about LPH development and Hong Kong’s current housing challenges in our Q1 2023 Housing Construction issue coming out in March 2023. —Construction+ Online

Source: The Government of the Hong Kong SAR وان ایکس بت بت فوروارد