Hong Kong-Shenzhen Joint Task Force on Boundary District Development holds fifth meeting

The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Executive Vice Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Mr Lu Ruifeng, convened the fifth meeting of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Joint Task Force on Boundary District Development in Shenzhen today (November 22).

At the meeting, the Hong Kong and Shenzhen authorities agreed to launch concurrently the Stage One Public Engagement of the Planning and Engineering Study on Development of Lok Ma Chau Loop tomorrow (November 23). The public engagement, which will last for two months, aims to seek public views from both Hong Kong and Shenzhen on the preliminary Outline Development Plan for the Lok Ma Chau Loop and development proposals for its surrounding areas, so as to enhance the planning framework.

Regarding the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project, the Hong Kong and Shenzhen authorities have reached a consensus on the scale of clearance, the mode of co-operation for work projects linking Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and the preparation work for the international design ideas competition for the passenger terminal building. On the Hong Kong side, the study on investigation and preliminary design, the ground investigation and the re-provisioning works for Chuk Yuen Village have begun.

In addition, the Shenzhen authority has approved the proposals for the Boundary Control Point project and is now carrying out the environmental impact assessment as well as drafting the detailed blueprints. According to the current schedule, construction work on the project will commence in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in 2013, with a view to opening the Boundary Control Point not later than 2018.

Ends/Monday, November 22, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:51