Hong Kong leader back-pedals on call for Housing Authority to pay for subsidies; urges wider adoption of prefabricated building materials

Hong Kong’s leader has back-pedalled on a suggestion that the city’s main provider of public housing pay cash handouts to those on its years-long waiting list, but kept up pressure on the body to accelerate the delivery of new homes by taking advantage of prefabricated materials.Speaking at her weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor maintained her previous remarks proposing the Housing Authority take over responsibility for making support payments to would…


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