主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
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8:30am-9:15am: Covid isolation facilities
8:30am-9:15am: Jeff Bent, Managing Director, Worldwide Cruise Terminals
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Ma Hok Cheung, CEO of Pok Oi Hospital Board Office
8:30am-9:15am: Francis Lam, Chairman, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors’ Housing Policy Panel
9:15am-9:30am: Million-year-old skull discovery in China
9:15am-9:30am: Lam Weng Cheong, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Anthropology
9:15am-9:30am: Dr Michael Rivera, Lecturer, University of Hong Kong’s Department of History
On Friday's Backchat, we look at what‘s to become of Hong Kong’s Covid isolation facilities.
It’s understood that the government will assess all available Covid isolation and treatment facilities and explore the possibility of converting them into transitional housing.
According to local media reports, facilities with private washrooms will be first in line — making the Kai Tak Community isolation facility a likely choice.
The idea was welcomed by housing concern groups, but others are worried about its possible impact on tourism and the development of the Kai Tak area into a business and sports hub.
After 9:15, we’ll look at how a million year old skull found on the mainland provides insight in human evolutionary.
主持人：Jim Gould and Ada Wong
8:30am-9:15am: Fanling Golf Course development
8:30am-9:15am: Lau Chun-kong, Managing Director, Valuation & Advisory Services in Asia of Colliers; a member of the now-defunct land supply task force
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Rita Li, Director, Hong Kong Shue Yan University’s Sustainable Real Es-tate Research Center
8:45am-9:00am: Brian Wong, Member, Liber Research Community
9:00am-9:15am: Lam Chiu-ying, the chairman of the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation
9:15am-9:30am: Sai Ying Pun harbourfront development
9:15am-9:30am: Paul Zimmerman, member of the Harbourfront Commission
On Tuesday's Backchat: plans to develop part of the Fanling golf course for housing.
Government officials have rejected suggestions from some members of the Advisory Council on the Environment for a rethink on the proposals, saying the land is required to help ease the housing shortage. New questions are being raised about the need for the project, now that major plans are being drawn up for the Northern Metropolis.
And earlier the Executive Council convenor Regina Ip, who’s a member of the Hong Kong Golf Club which leases the site, said says the new administration should consider scrapping the development plans which she described as not cost effective, and counter to government commitments to support the development of sports.
After 9.15am, we’ll talk about the initial development plan of Eastern Street North open space in Sai Ying Pun, an area along the Central and Western District Waterfront Promenade.