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Response to media reports on land use in Sha Tau Kok

In light of recent media reports about the land use in the vicinity of Sha Tau Kok, a spokesman of the SAR Government today (November 12) gave the following consolidated response:

The SAR Government is concerned about the matter. The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, this afternoon chaired an interdepartmental meeting, involving the Development Bureau, the Security Bureau, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau and other related departments, to understand and discuss the matter.

The meeting noted that relevant departments including the Lands Department and the Hong Kong Police Force conducted site inspections today, and are reviewing the past land boundary records, aerial photos, works records, etc. to ascertain the relevant facts. The related bureaux and departments of the SAR Government will continue to actively follow up on the matter with a view to verifying and giving an account of the situation as soon as possible.

Ends/Monday, November 12, 2018
Issued at HKT 21:20

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