BPA Urges Government to Grasp Golden Opportunity for Shek Kip Mei Estate Redevelopment

Some blocks of Shek Kip Mei Estate in Sham Shui Po were built almost 40 years ago and many flats were dilapidated. After holding a residents’ meeting previously, Honorable Members of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) invited Frank Chan Fan, Secretary for Transport and Housing, to a site visit on 3 June. Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai Kwok, chairman of BPA, said that the government should grasp the golden opportunity to redevelop the 9 remaining residential blocks excluded from the current redevelopment phases as well as facilitate local resettlement. This would be a win-win situation: the residents could live in their flats safely, and the government could ease the shortage of public housing units.