Reclamation has always been a major source of land supply in Hong Kong. For over a century, the Government has been launching various reclamation projects in phases to expand urban areas, develop new towns and provide infrastructures. With the reclamation projects, there was an adequate supply of land to pursue developments in Hong Kong, such as the Central Business Districts, Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan Industrial Estates, six new towns, and many infrastructures and communal facilities, including the Hong Kong International Airport, Container Terminal, Victoria Park and the West Kowloon Cultural District.
The past century witnessed a drastic increase in population growth and greater public aspirations for better living environments, thereby increasing the society’s demand for lands. Based on our experience, we are aware of the fact that reclamation plays an important role to increase land supply, but we also need to take into account of both the needs of the environment and society in taking forward the reclamation projects. At the photo exhibition on 3/F of City Gallery, we would, by means of pictures, short films and interactive games, brief the public on the reclamation development.