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Choi Ying Estate(Public Housing 彩盈邨) , Ngau Tau Kok HK
Hong Kong

Hong Kong area around 1100 square kilometer and has population around 7 million. Public housing in Hong Kong is a set of mass housing programmes through which the Goverment of Hong Kong provides affordable housing for low_incomes residents. Currently, there are 650000 public rental flats in Hong Kong Housing Authority's portfolio,housing approximately 2 million which are about one_third of the population of Hong Kong.

香港面積只有1100平方公里,居住有700萬人,地少人多,建築物便只能向高空發展,由於房價昂貴,並非每個香港人都買得起房子,香港政府為應付大量人口居住問題,便發展出公共房屋,供低下階層居住,目前本港有約200多萬人居於公共屋邨,佔整體人口三分之一。

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Uploaded: 16/04/2011
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