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Budget Speech

Enhance the Capability of the Low‑lying Areas to Withstand Threats

161. Climate change will lead to rising sea level and extreme waves.  To enhance the capability of the coastal areas in responding to climate change, the Government plans to earmark funding in the next five years to take forward improvement projects and management measures for 26 low‑lying or windy residential areas that are prone to high risks.  We will also commence strategic studies on coastal management, with a view to providing guidelines on planning and land use as well as formulating the related long‑term strategies and preventive measures.  In addition, we will seek funding approval of about $8.4 billion this year for carrying out drainage improvement works in various districts to enhance the flood control capability.



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