Development of Lantau
77. Lantau has great development
potential as well as conservation and recreation value. It
will play an important role in the future development of
. I hope
that we can jointly formulate a planning framework to
achieve a sustainable development, balancing economic
development and conservation.
The Lantau Development Task Force drew up a
Concept Plan for Lantau at the end of last year.
Public consultation on the Plan ended last month.
The public is generally in support of a balanced
and co-ordinated approach to planning
the future development of Lantau.
However, there are those who feel that no further
development in Lantau should be carried out.
That there are strong and divergent views in the
community on this important subject is perfectly
would like to stress that the consultation we have just
completed is only the beginning of public participation.
I hope that the public can keep an open mind and
continue their discussions on the Concept Plan.
It is not necessary for anyone to jump to any