Wah Fu residents to receive updates on reconstruction

Stacy Shi

The government will remain in contact with Wah Fu Estate residents during its reconstruction and will arrange district councillors to explain details to them, says Director of Housing Rosanna Law Shuk-pui.

The redevelopment of the 50-year-old public housing estate in Pok Fu Lam will be carried out in three phases and is expected to be completed by 2041.

Over 900 units in Wah On House and Wah Lok House will be vacated in July 2027 for the first phase while the new public housing project on Wah King Street will be ready to rehouse affected residents in late 2026.

Law yesterday addressed Wah Fu residents and district councillors concerned, saying the government will explain the project plan and its progress.

Further arrangements will be made to brief all Southern District Council members so that they will have the opportunity to communicate directly with the government about details.

Law also said the redevelopment of Lam Tin Estate and Shek Pai Wan Estate will have a community service team of social works to help and mediate with residents. Regarding some commercial tenants who want rents reduced until they move out, Law said authorities will consider various proposals with an open mind.

”We of course welcome store owners to continue their business but if they encounter any difficulties or decide to cease operations, we have a mechanism to handle the situation in a humane way,” she said.

In other news, the government will publish a public tender notice for a Chai Wan site on Thursday as part of the Private Subsidised Sale Flat – Pilot Scheme.

The site, Chai Wan Inland Lot No 185 on Cheung Man Road, has an area of about 5,213 square meters for at least 700 residential units.

This comes as part of the government’s promise to put up three government sites for tender during the 2023-24 fiscal year for private firms to develop subsidized sale flats.

”The government is pleased to see an upturn in property turnover after withdrawing spicy measures, which has boosted the public’s desire to buy flats, while property prices have also stabilized,” Law said.

stacy.shi@singtaonewscorp.com

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