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Government posted land resumption notices for development at Wang Chau (Phase 1), Yuen Long
     The Lands Department today (May 2) posted the notices in accordance with section 4 and section 14 of the Lands Resumption Ordinance (Chapter 124) and the Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance (Chapter 370) respectively for the resumption of land for the implementation of the development at Wang Chau (Phase 1), Yuen Long. The development comprises public housing, a school and an integrated social welfare building as well as associated infrastructure works.
     A total of 79 private lots with an area of about 3.5 hectares will be resumed under the Lands Resumption Ordinance and the Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance. 
     Under the above listed ordinances, the affected private lots will revert to the Government three months after affixing of the notices of resumption.
     The Government will continue to closely liaise with the affected land owners and occupiers to explain the clearance compensation and rehousing arrangements and to assess their eligibility.
     Apart from the Government's offer of ex-gratia land compensation to the affected land owners, the affected households, where eligible, will be offered accommodation in public rental housing/interim housing and/or applicable ex-gratia allowances. 
     The posting of notices is a necessary procedure in respect of land resumptions duly authorised by the Chief Executive in Council according to the respective ordinances.
Ends/Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:11
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