Discuss The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Government Develop Country Parks For Housing Purposes

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Stance: The Government should develop country parks for housing purpose After investigating on different advantages and disadvantages of the government developing country parks for housing purpose, with reference to the parameters based on the coverage and the effectiveness of the development, the Hong Kong Government should develop country parks for housing purposes. Those parameters should be considered as the development of country parks can benefit a large group of people and the effectiveness can be measured by the ease of development. Parameter 1: Effectiveness In terms of the advantages of the development of country park as housing purpose, a large group of Hong Kong people can be benefited from the development (i.e. wide coverage) as developing country parks can increase the housing supply in Hong Kong. According to the Hong Kong Housing Authority, as at December 2016, there are around 148000 general applicants for Public Rental Housing and the average waiting time is 4.7 years. This shows that a large amount of people are suffering from the housing problem and the high land rent. According to Charles Chan, the managing director of Savills Valuation and Professional Services stated that using just a few percent of the country park land is enough for 10 years of housing supply. This shows that developing country parks can significantly increase the housing supply of Hong Kong in the long run, shortened the waiting time and can alleviate the housing problem in

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