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Development Overview

Kwai Tsing District was established in 1985. Thanks to the constructions of various large-scale infrastructure projects, developments in Kwai Tsing were stimulated and thus numerous industries and housing estates have been constructed. Within a few decades, Kwai Tsing District has been developed from a deserted area to a well-structured community, that it becomes the hub of transport links and the significant industrial area in Hong Kong.


In order to cope with the fast-paced development of the Kwai Chung Container Terminal and the new Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok, the government undertook various infrastructure projects surrounding Kwai Tsing District. Projects like the Airport Express, Route 3 and Lantau Link , leading Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi to link closely with most parts of Hong Kong.

West Kowloon Highway (1998)

Housing and Community Development

The government decided to develop Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi as new towns in the 60s. As a result, large-scale public and private housing estates have been constructed one after one, like Tai Wo Hau Estate, Cheung Ching Estate and Lai King Estate. With the growing population in the district, more and more facilities were built, for example, the Princess Margaret Hospital, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Kwai Chung Sports Ground and Tsing Yi Park, they all came into operation progressively.