主持人：Janice Wong and Andrew Work
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9:00am-9:45am: Toll rates of road tunnels
9:00am-9:45am: BH – Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult
9:00am-9:30am: Phone - Mr. Michael Tien, Roundtable Convenor and Legislative Councillor
9:00am-09:45am: Phone - Dr. Timothy D. Hau, Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong
9:45am-10:00am: New linkage with MTR fares
9:45am-10:00am: BH – Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult
9:45am-10:00am: Phone - Gary Zhang Xinyu, Member of the Legislative Council
On Friday’s Backchat we're talking about cross-harbour tunnel toll changes
From 2 August, the tolls on all three cross-harbour tunnels will be adjusted, as part of the government’s two-part plan to ease cross-harbour congestion.
In the first part, the toll for private cars taking the Western Harbour Crossing will go down to HK$60, while those on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Crossing will go up to HK$30. But taxis will enjoy a flat rate of HK$25 for all three tunnels.
And in the second part of the plan that will be implemented by the end of this year, rush-hour fares for private cars and motorcycles will be introduced.
How effective will this plan be in easing cross-harbour congestion? Will motorists encounter any practical problems?
After 9:45, we will stick with transport, and look at the MTRC’s new fare adjustment mechanism
Let us know what you think. You can leave a message on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 233 88 266
主持人：Janice Wong and Andrew Work
8:30am-9:00am: negative equity
8:30am-9:00am: Nelson Wong, executive director of research at JLL in Hong Kong
8:30am-9:15am: Gary Ng, economist, Natixis
8:30am-9:15am: Hannah Jeong, head of valuation & advisory services, Colliers
9:15am-9:30am: Covid-positive people visiting restaurants and clinics
9:15am-9:30am: Ricky Chu, Chairman, Equal Opportunities Commission
On Friday's Backchat we're talking about negative equity in Hong Kong.
Latest figures show more than 12,000 homes are now worth less than the mortgage. It’s a big in-crease from the 533 cases at the end of September and 55 at the end of June.
The increase in the cost of borrowing is among the many factors putting pressure on the property market. The Monetary Authority raised its lending rate by 25 basis points on Thursday in line with the US Federal Reserve, and it’s warning that lending rates may continue to rise.
How big is the problem of negative equity? Will the property market rebound this year as Hong Kong emerges from the shadow of Covid?
After 9:15am, we'll speak to the Equal Opportunities Commission about possible anti-discrimination law violations against Covid-positive people visiting restaurants and clinics.