The Baroque on Lamma Newsletter Issue #2 ( 2011/07/21 )
The Baroque on Lamma (BoL) team is pleased to up-date you regularly through the BoL Newsletter. Let’s stay in touch. We will continue to share the project's latest news and related information through this platform and our official website (www.bol-hk.com). If you have any suggestions or enquiries about the BoL or the website, please feel free to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public inspection period for our section 12A application ended in May 2011, and the Town Planning Board received some 1,200 submissions. The BoL has applied to the Board for a deferral of consideration for 3 months so that we can deal with these comments as well as the Departmental comments in greater detail. We have since extracted some frequently asked questions and provided our answers in our website for your perusal.
Enhancing Hong Kong’s Position in the Thriving International Yachting Community
BoL strives to offer better training opportunities for Hong Kong’s next generation so that they become accomplished sailors, and to maintain Hong Kong as the Sailing Capital of Asia and an international yachting base. This will also derive huge economical and cultural benefits to Hong Kong.
The Hon. Commodore of our Yacht Club is Mr. Cowen Chiu who is Chairman of both Hong Kong Windsurfing Association and Management Committee of Hong Kong Sea School. He firmly believes that Lamma Island is most suitable for sailing and holding international regatta events. “The location of BoL has its own geographic advantages. The development will not only bring enormous economic benefits but also contribute to enhancement of Hong Kong’s international status in tourism and sailing.” said Mr. Chiu.
Organising large-scale events can bring significant economic benefits to the host city. Hosting sailing races will attract yachts as well as tourists from overseas, attract major sponsors and world wide media, thereby enhancing Hong Kong's image, promoting Hong Kong and tourism in Lamma Island. International sailing races can, just like the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, promote Hong Kong as an international event and tourism destination. Market research indicates that in the 2008/09 season, as a stopover city for the Volvo Ocean Races, Singapore accrued an overall economic benefit of up to US $44 million (about HK$340 million), of which US$27 million (about HK$210 million) were direct income.
A Spa Resort Contribution to Hong Kong’s Tourism
The proposed six-star spa resort hotel will have unrivalled spa and wellness facilities. Visitors can visit Lamma Island to unwind and immerse fully in a unique new resort experience. This resort will be a new significant asset for both BoL and Hong Kong.
Job Creation and Business Opportunities
BoL will provide thousands of jobs for all age groups across a wide sector during both the construction and the subsequent operation stages. The spa resort hotel, yacht club, the sailing academy and residential estate will be major employers. In addition, the proposed waterfront plaza will provide community facilities such as clinics, banks, convenience stores, laundries, supermarkets and restaurants, which will also create job and business opportunities. All of this will have a positive effect on Lamma Island, and indeed, Hong Kong.
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