For landowners, households, shop operators, farmers and persons affected by the NDAs project, who are eligible, the arrangements offered by the Government are mainly as follows:
- Land to be reserved for public housing construction in the two NDAs to provide local rehousing for eligible households affected by clearance in the areas [Note: This proposal is introduced exclusively for the NDAs project. The households concerned are required to meet the general criteria for public rental housing (“PRH”), including the comprehensive means test covering income and assets.];
- A special ex-gratia cash allowance (SEGCA) to be offered to eligible households occupying licensed/surveyed domestic structures or non-domestic structures [Note: This proposal is introduced exclusively for the NDAs project.];
- A domestic removal allowance to be offered to eligible households;
- Ex-gratia allowances (“EGAs”) to be offered to the eligible operators of shops, workshops, godowns, slipways, schools and churches, and ornamental fish breeding undertakings;
- Applicable EGAs to be offered to and/or agricultural resite to be arranged for eligible farmers;
- A special agricultural land rehabilitation scheme to be introduced for affected genuine farmers [Note: This proposal is introduced exclusively for the NDAs project.];
- Landowners to be provided with compensation for land resumed;
- Eligible owners of building land in the New Territories to be provided with compensation and EGAs according to the New Territories Village Removal Policy;
- Eligible occupiers residing in legal domestic properties to be provided with EGAs;
- Claimants of graves, kam taps (or urns) and shrines that need to be removed to be provided with EGAs.
[Note: Affected owners or persons possessing interests in land may make a statutory claim for compensation under the relevant ordinances if they are not satisfied with the Government’s compensation/EGAs offers.]
For details of item (ii) above, please refer to Appendix 3 of the discussion paper CB(1)1461/12-13(01) of the Legislative Council Panel on Development meeting on 15 July 2013. The Government has also raised the EGA rates or relaxed the eligibility criteria for items (iii), (iv) and (x). For details, please refer to Item 3 of discussion paper FCR(2013-14)33 of the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council on 6 Dec 2013.The Administration will seek approval from the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council for introducing the new proposal of item (ii).