Public forum for views on further development of TKO

The Territory Development Department (TDD) will stage a forum in Tseung Kwan O (TKO) tomorrow (September 20) to invite public views on further development of the new town.

"Opinions, particularly those of the local residents, will contribute significantly to a feasibility study which is jointly commissioned by TDD and the Planning Department in end of July this year," a TDD spokesman said.

The Feasibility Study for Further Development of TKO is an 18-month integrated planning and engineering study.

"Its objective is to formulate a comprehensive plan to further develop TKO, with a vision of turning it into a new town of convenience and vibrancy, with distinctive urban design and quality living environment within 15 years," he said.

"Opinions collected on key issues and directions will help formulate alternative development options which will be presented to the public in a few months' time.

"Further consultation will then be held early next year," he added.

The forum, the first of a series, will start at 8:00 pm at Leung Sing Tak Primary School, Hang Hau, in TKO (next to the Hang Hau MTR Station).

End/Thursday, September 19, 2002