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Plans for Hong Kong underground shopping streets

The Hong Kong government is planning to develop two underground shopping streets in Kai Tak.
It says the Hong Kong underground shopping streets will adjoin or run alongside development sites, with secretary for development Paul Chan saying this will achieve a synergy effect and provide an attractive shopping and walking environment.
Part of the retail floor area of the development sites will connect with the underground walkways, which total 1.5km in length. They will link with Kowloon City and San Po Kong, and connect to the To Kwa Wan and Kai Tak MTR stations.
Chan says the plan is to introduce the underground streets in stages to tie in with the development sites as they are sold. Sale conditions will require the developers to build, manage and run the subterranean shopping streets connected with their sites.
Plans for underground shopping precincts have been discussed on and off for the last two years with Chan first floating the concept on his blog.

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