Kwun Tong Rebuilds 70% of Users

The reconstruction project of Kwun Tong, which has been the largest ever built by the URA, and Wei Zhicheng, executive director of the URA, revealed earlier that 100 structures in the area have hampered the reconstruction plan.

He said in a blog posting yesterday that 70% of users expect the authorities to provide reasonable ex-gratia payments.

Wei Zhicheng: Relocation plan accepted by all parties

Wei Zhicheng pointed out in the online blog that in order to deal with the occupation of structures in the reconstruction of Kwun Tong Town Centre, he had previously communicated with the users of the structures and conducted a questionnaire survey to successfully interview 110 users, of which two-thirds Users agree that Kwun Tong’s reconstruction plan has more benefits than disadvantages for the community. Only 10% think that the damage is more.

The survey also found that 70% of the users wanted the URA to provide a reasonable ex-gratia payment, but they had different ideas about the level of reasonable ex-gratia payment, while half of the users in the relocation area wanted to continue operations in the vicinity or in suitable places.

In addition, 60% of users claimed that the structures were for personal use, and 30% were rented. There were 40% of user data changes in the frozen population survey data conducted by the URA in 2007. Wei Zhicheng said that it plans to formulate a relocation plan that all parties accept.

On the other hand, the Secretary for Development, Mr Wong Woo-lun, talked about the conservation of Central in the blog. The only Murray Building activation project, which is for commercial purposes, has now been activated as the hotel’s The Murray.

Huang Weilun said that Murray Building is a 25-storey building that was the tallest government building of the year. The converted hotel has 336 suites and guest rooms. It provides catering, conferences, and event venues. It looks like a large white box and remains after activation. Its own architectural wisdom and aesthetics, including driving lanes, are cleverly linked to the steep Red Cotton Road.