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Land resumption for urban renewal project in Kowloon City gazetted
     The Lands Department today (June 24) announced the resumption of land at Shing Tak Street/Ma Tau Chung Road in Kowloon City for the implementation of an urban renewal development project.

     The project was included in the Urban Renewal Authority's Business Plan for 2020-21. The project site, with an area of about 5 164 square metres, will be redeveloped for residential use with retail/commercial facilities as well as underground ancillary parking and loading/unloading facilities. Its implementation will help improve the overall living environment of the area.

     A total of 155 private property interests at the project site will be resumed under the Lands Resumption Ordinance (Chapter 124). The affected interests will revert to the Government on the expiration of three months from the date on which the resumption notices are affixed on-site. Details of the private land affected were published by notice in the Gazette today.

     Apart from statutory compensation, eligible owners of domestic properties will be offered an ex-gratia home purchase allowance or a supplementary allowance as appropriate. Eligible domestic tenants will be offered rehousing or ex-gratia allowance. If statutory claims made by the affected owners and tenants under the Lands Resumption Ordinance cannot be settled by agreement, the owners and tenants may apply to the Lands Tribunal for adjudication. Professional fees reasonably incurred by the claimants in making such claims may be reimbursed by the Government.
Ends/Friday, June 24, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:00
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