Tsuen Wan, China, Asia
Year1973latitude: 22° 22'
longitude: 114° 6'
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Inhabitants772,000 (2005)
Target population816,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.info.gov.hk/tdd/towns/tsuenwan.htm

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
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The Hong Kong New Towns Programme was initiated in 1973 to provide housing for 1.8 million people. Three new towns, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan & Tuen Mun, were planned in the east, west and north-western part of the New Territories, the rural hinterland of the territory. Tsuen Wan was chosen because the village lready had some industrial and manufacturing facilities.
Tsuen Wan is one of the bigger new towns and it includes Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Island with a total development area of about 2 400 hectares. The population of the new town at present is about 772 000 and is expected to rise to about 816 000 in 2012.

The Tsuen Wan new town has included developments associated with the container terminal port facilities. The new town has Hong Kong's container terminals in its midst in the Kwai Chung area. Container Terminal 9 is under construction in Southeast Tsing Yi for completion by end 2005. Major highway projects are being constructed or planned to further extend and reinforce the main road network. Construction of part of the rationalized Route 8 (previously part of Route 9) between Tsing Yi and Cheung Sha Wan, and the remaining section of Route 5 between Shek Wai Kok and Chai Wan Kok are in progress. The KCRC West Rail, with one station in Tsuen Wan West, which was put into operation recently, has added another convenient mass transit facility to connect the new town with the urban area.;


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