Hong Kong Chief Executive: Government will do everything possible to alleviate the housing shortage

  China news agency, September 26 (Reporter Li Cheuk Long) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, 26, said Hong Kong's housing problem not be solved overnight, but the SAR Government will do everything possible to alleviate the current housing shortage。 Hong Kong people want to have a hope, the Government is determined to solve the housing problem。
  In the morning, before attending the Executive Council, Mrs Lam said in meeting with the media, since July 1 this year became chief executive, her ongoing efforts on housing issues, hoping to find a better solution。
Currently, from within any published its first "address" as well as more than two weeks, she still continued efforts in housing policy areas。   Information: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam。   Mrs Lam pointed out that land in order to build houses。 Hope to the Hong Kong community has set up a "Task Force on Land" speak up, willing to show the spirit of consensus-building, so that the government can best solve the problem of land supply in a short time, and deal with the housing problem through housing policy。   Last week, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon fatal bus crash, killing 3 people were killed and 30 people were injured, suspect someone's bus drivers work long hours, lack of rest。
In this regard, Mrs Lam said the Transport and Housing Bureau has contacted the bus company involved have to seriously review the situation, the government will actively follow up event。
  Mrs Lam pointed out that manpower shortage problems have long plagued our community。 Hong Kong into the aging population, labor force decline has become an indisputable fact。
The latest projections show the population of Hong Kong, Hong Kong's overall labor force decreased from the beginning of next year or, in some sectors is already very short of manpower constraints。 Government both from the macro level, labor issues, the industry faced a shortage must maintain safety and quality。
  Mrs Lam said Hong Kong's manpower shortage will directly affect economic growth as well as many social and livelihood issues。 Hong Kong should have a systematic understanding of the situation of shortage of industry, can solve problems through innovation and technology。 If not resolved, the government should study concrete solutions together with trade unions, business。 Editor: Shao Yuxiang。