Hong Kong: Concern over plans to revamp old airport area

Hong Kong's government has laid out a redevelopment plan, which involves pulling down old buildings to make way for luxury high rises in the neighbourhood surrounding the old airport.

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    Before 1998, planes landing at Hong Kong's old Kai Tak airport had to bank sharply just before touching down on the runway.

    Now, the government has laid out a redevelopment plan, which involves pulling down old buildings to make way for luxury high-rises in the neighbourhood.

    But residents living in buildings dating back to the 1950s have raised concerns.

    Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong.


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