In November 2004, the local government launched Concept Plan for the Development of Lantau Island with an objective to preserve the cultural heritage and natural resources of Tai O’s old fishing villages. The Concept Plan also suggested carrying out certain construction projects with a view to enhancing the local attractions of Tai O. On September 23, 2007, the Civil Engineering and Development Department held a consultation meeting titled Tai O Renovation, jointly with the Planning Department and an environmental engineering consulting company, and announced a budget of 620 million dollars for the required construction works. However, the consultation period was no more than one month.
The Tai O Culture Workshop finds that those construction works are damages under the name of ‘renovation’.