SPEAK UP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!
Hong Kong's first environmental petition platform
1457 SIGNATURES OBTAINED, THIS CAMPAIGN ENDED ON December 1, 2016
CY Leung’s Government has been pushing the Legco finance committee to approve an additional HK$19.6 billion funding for the Express Rail project, bypassing the public works subcommittee, despite of its white elephant nature.
The over-budget project wiped out farm land and drove away farmers and villagers in New Territories years ago. To make way for the infrastructure, vast amount of space was created, that includes the underground space (the size of the area of two IFC 2 buildings) in West Kowloon and 27 acres of land in Shek Kong. When old and empty industrial buildings can be transformed into hotels or commercial buildings, why can’t this available space be transformed into something useful and beneficial for the public? For instance parks, gardens, cycling path and even farm land.
Please join us in supporting the ‘Express Rail Transformation Option’ for a more reasonable development that benefits the community. We need to gather 10,000 signatures and we shall submit the transformation plan to the HKSAR Government and appeal for the stop of its funding application to Legislative Council.
To Chief Executive, Chief Secretary for Administration,
In view of the Express Rail’s over-budget and poor rate of return, and the risk of damage to the ‘One Country Two Systems”, I appeal to the Hong Kong SAR Government:
- Stop its application to Legislative Council for the funding of $19.6 billion to cover the over-budget;
- Develop a transformation plan for the Express Rail so that the space available at the West Kowloon Terminus and the Shek Kong site will be turned into commercial, residential, community, parks, gardens, cycling path and even farm land or other public uses for maximum public benefit.
This petition was started by 萬人呼號【高鐵變身】 on February 23, 2016, with an end date of December 1, 2016.