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Hong Kong leader vows to focus on housing, land supply and find long-term solutions to issue of subdivided flats

Chief Executive John Lee visits family of four living in subdivided flat in Yuen Long, the second stop of his community tours aimed at gauging public opinion‘We are studying solutions to address the long-existing subdivided housing problem,’ he saysJohn LeeWilla WuandFiona ChowPublished: 3:42pm, 17 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Hong Kong’s leader pledged on Sunday to stay focused on improving the supply of housing and land despite the litany of other challenges facing the city as he visited a family of four crowded into a subdivided flat ahead of next month’s policy address.

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu also stressed the government would continue to offer more options such as transitional flats and “light public housing” so at least some of the nearly quarter-million residents living in subdivided homes could move out.

Lee made the promises following a visit to Yuen Long, the second in a series of community tours aimed at better understanding public concerns ahead of his second policy address on October 25.

The city leader visited the family of four living in a subdivided flat on Castle Peak Road, who had already been waiting for public housing for five years, and later admitted to reporters the conditions were far from ideal.

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