The Advisory Committee on the Northern Metropolis (ACNM), chaired by the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, held its first meeting today (March 1).
At the meeting today, Members were briefed by the Development Bureau on the overall spatial planning and transport infrastructure layout of the Northern Metropolis, as well as the latest development in the area including the progress of the implementation of new development area projects, land and housing supply, as well as the approaches of development of industries and associated supporting facilities. Members provided views and initial suggestions on the development positioning, development of industries, land use planning, environmental conservation, etc.
At the meeting, Members agreed to set up four sub-committees under the ACNM to facilitate more in-depth discussions on planning, land and conservation; development of industries; transport and infrastructure facilities; and promotion and public engagement, etc.
Mr Chan said, "The Northern Metropolis serves as an important base for promoting the development of innovation & technology (I&T) and other strategic industries, and is an important platform to establish the industry pattern of 'South-North dual engine (finance-I&T)', for Hong Kong to enhance the co-operation with our sister cities in the Greater Bay Area, and to better integrate into the overall development of our country. The Northern Metropolis is also an important source of land and housing supply in the future, which will provide more quality job opportunities and new quality living space for our citizens. The ACNM involves leading members and experts of different sectors. Their advice and suggestions will help the Government build a better and more liveable Northern Metropolis. I express my heartfelt gratitude to Members for contributing valuable insight, and look forward to having more in-depth exchange with them in future".
Ends/Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Issued at HKT 20:30