CE meets Executive Committee members of Hong Kong Housing Society (with photos)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met with the Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), Mr Marco Wu, and members of its Executive Committee at Government House today (January 16) to exchange views on various housing policy issues, and hosted a lunch for them.

     Mrs Lam said the HKHS has all along been a close partner of the Government in implementing housing policy. She expressed her gratitude for the efforts made by the HKHS in providing public rental units and subsidised sale flats, and in assuming the unique role of "housing laboratory", addressing the housing needs of different groups in the community.

     She reiterated the housing policies set out in her maiden Policy Address delivered last year, pointing out that the Government would build a housing ladder with a focus on home ownership, step up efforts in increasing the supply of housing units based on the Long Term Housing Strategy, and optimise the existing housing resources. She said she was pleased to learn that the HKHS had recently launched the pre-sale of 620 subsidised sale flats in Tuen Mun and Tseung Kwan O, and thanked the HKHS for proactively exploring the initiative to allow the owners of its subsidised sale flats to rent out their flats with premium unpaid to needy families on a pilot basis. She said she hoped that the HKHS would continue to support the various housing initiatives of the Government.

Ends/Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:47