Editorial:The onus is on the government to create land

【明報專訊】AS HONG KONG is faced with a shortfall in the short- to medium-term supply of public housing, the Chief Executive has said that she will press the Housing Authority (HA) to build housing as soon as possible. She is even considering the introduction of a mechanism to hold the HA accountable. The HA is not putting up housing as quickly as private developers do. Any measure that can improve efficiency should be considered. However, it is the government itself that must bear the biggest responsibility for the dire housing problem in Hong Kong.