新聞稿 – 2013年10月23日
Press Release – 23 October 2013
Solution for PLA Pier in Central – Win Win
Designing Hong Kong today proposed to reduce the area to be handed over to the PLA to military.
A site area of 2,970sq.m. has been zoned for Military Use along the Central Waterfront. Under the proposal of Designing Hong Kong the land to be handed over permanently to the PLA is limited to the 220sq.m. existing structures including the gate houses, office and toilet block.
In response to media enquiries, Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Designing Hong Kong, explained:
“Questions have been raised over the application of Hong Kong Laws once a large section of the waterfront promenade has been handed over to the Military. Governance is a concern because the People’s Liberation Army’s section of the promenade would be public most of the year when there is no vessel in town.”
“Limiting the permanent military use to the key pier facilities will ensure that the military interests in these structures are safeguarded without complicating governance over the waterfront. The dock area and access road can be closed under the Public Order Ordinance (cap 245, section 36) for use by the military when a vessel is in town. Similarly, an area of the harbour can be closed off as needed around the naval vessel using the Shipping and Port Control Regulations Ordinance (cap 313A).”
For visuals see Paul Zimmerman’s blog at House News:
Thousands of objectors against the zoning of the Central Waterfront for the PLA pier will make presentations to the Town Planning Board in November and December 2013.