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Former Hong Kong leader CY Leung ramps up housing plan campaign, despite government dismissing his bid to build on edge of country park

Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is ramping up his campaign for using land on the fringes of a protected country park to be used for building public housing, even though the government has categorically rejected the idea.Leung, now an elder statesman as a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body, said on Friday that his proposal to build 25,000 affordable homes and 1,000 flats for the elderly at the Tai Lam Country Park would offer a quick option to help ease the city’s…Former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying is ramping up his campaign for using land on the fringes of a protected country park to be used for building public housing, even though the government has categorically rejected the idea.Leung, now an elder statesman as a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body, said on Friday that his proposal to build 25,000 affordable homes and 1,000 flats for the elderly at the Tai Lam Country Park would offer a quick option to help ease the city’s…Read MoreNews – South China Morning Post