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Relocating Government Buildings outside Central Business Districts

82.     Some government office buildings are located in central business districts. From the perspectives of economic development and use of land resources, we consider that it is not necessary for all government office buildings to be located in these areas. The Hong Kong 2030 Study completed earlier forecasts that the current supply of sites for Grade A offices in central business districts will be able to meet the demand in the next few years. However, in order to keep our economy growing, the Government must identify more sites for such offices in central business districts.

83.     In order to meet the demand in this respect, we will study the relocation of three government office buildings at the Wan Chai waterfront. Potential sites for relocation may be found in new districts such as the Kai Tak Development Area and Tseung Kwan O. This will free some land in the central business districts for developing Grade A offices and give fresh impetus to the new districts, increasing employment opportunities there.




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