Date
24 September 2017
Concerned groups say the plan will hurt Lei Yue Mun as a tourist attraction. Photo: HKEJ
Concerned groups say the plan will hurt Lei Yue Mun as a tourist attraction. Photo: HKEJ

Lei Yue Mun: Dinner is good but parking will be bad

Lei Yue Mun has a problem.

The famed little pocket of seafood shops on the water’s edge has been attracting a growing number of diners. Soon, however, they will have no place to park their cars.   

Customer numbers appear to be holding but restaurant owners are not sitting idly by when the threat of losing business is real, government broadcaster RTHK reported.

On Tuesday, they hung bannersto protest a government plan to sell two plots which have been used as temporary parking for more than 10 years. The space can hold 200 cars.  

Restaurants expect a 20 percent fall in revenue if the car park is closed to give way to a new development, protest leader Wong Bing-kuen was quoted as saying.

Wong said the government should provide an alternative car park.

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A protest sign criticizes the government for ignoring public opinion. Picture: HKEJ


Seafood shops want the government to provide alternative parking. Photo: HKEJ


Chief reporter at EJ Insight

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