The Kai Tak Airfield shows no obvious sign of development progress for more than 15 years after its handing over since 1998. In the recent years situation gets changed a lot. The most eye-catching development should be the Cruise Terminal project which was put into operation in 2013. Soon after that was the completion of a series of public housing estates located on the north-eastern corner of the previous airfield, that is, the Kai Ching and Tak Long Estate. Besides, some other housing projects include a “Subsidized Sale Flat Scheme” managed by the URA (煥然一居), a “Hong Kong property for Hong Kong residents” project (港人港地 – 啓 德一號) , and a few other private residential projects, will soon be completed for occupation in the years to come.
In fact there are also some other works being done in a much lower profile that may not be noticeable by the general public. One major project of course is the MTR Central-Shatin Link with the Kai Tak area and To Kwa Wan Station located on the eastern and western ends of Kai Tak. Some other projects taken up by various government departments such as the decommissioning and removal of the old facilities inside the previous airfield areas, provision of a series of roadway for future developments; associated utilities for drainage, sewerage, water mains and landscape works; as well as the reconstruction and upgrading of the Kai Tak Nullah, are works that do not easily come into the eyes of most public.
Raymond Wong has been studying the Kai Tak development since 2005. He will give an overall situation review of Kai Tak including a highlight on the future planning of Kai Tak development in this seminar.
Date: 14 July 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), Room LT1, 20A Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, N.T., Hong Kong