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Conserving Central

53.        In the face of global competition, many governments are keen on developing new financial districts, building skyscrapers and creating business centres. While enhancing the hardware, we should not forget the software. Central is a distinctive business district endowed with rich cultural and historical heritage, which we will do our best to preserve.

54.        The mention of Central used to invoke in our minds an image of a commercial centre with skyscrapers. Later, restaurants began to spring up and the place took on a new identity. The concept of “Progressive Development” that I advocate emphasises the need to strike a balance between economic development and cultural conservation. The community has responded positively to our conservation measures. This reaffirms my belief that Central has unique historical and cultural features suited to sustainable development that have yet to be realised.




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