政府開綠燈,迪士尼可望擴建, Hong Kong Disneyland gets preliminary green light for expansion
政府開綠燈,迪士尼可望擴建,不過還要過明年立法會那一關. 如果最終得不到立法會議員的支持, 我們便不可以見到一個[大場面]的香港迪士尼樂園.
如果只是讓海洋公園落實55.5億港幣發展計劃,那只是一場獨腳戲, 對香港面對區內和其它地方的競爭,沒有策畧周詳的實質意義, 正所謂[獨腳烏鴉難揾食].
增加香港吸引力,最佳辦法是增加景點, 讓香港迪士尼樂園和香港海洋公園一起擴充發展是相附相成, 有如香港和澳門一樣, 有競爭(才有進步),也有優勢互補.
真想知道第2期的樂園會是甚麽主題? 香港迪士尼海洋? 或香港廸士尼片場?
Frederick Ma, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development told reporters that HK Government is going to give the preliminary green light for HKDL’s expansion.
But the funding would have to be approved by Hong Kong Legislative Council. He expects legislators would do the right thing for Hong Kong. He also says that it is for the best interest of Hong Kong as well as Hongkongers that HK government should inject capital for further expansion at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Regarding Phase 2 expansion, that is the 2nd park at the Resort would be different in theming than the 1st Park (that is Hong Kong Disneyland), and it will be decided later on.
政 府 無 可 避 免 注 資 迪 士 尼
開幕兩年的香港迪士尼樂園，入場人數有每況愈下趨勢，公眾普遍將問題歸咎「樂園真細小」，盡快展開第二期 擴建可算主流共識，最具爭議反而是融資安排。商務及經濟發展局局長馬時亨接受本報專訪時，首次為港府注資興建迪士尼第二期「開綠燈」，坦言「如果認為擴建 方向正確，仍希望這個公園是香港人擁有，政府是大股東，就要資注。」
「不過我都是支持要擴建，不是因為面積大細的問題，而是為了爭取『回頭客』。」馬時亨指出，現時無論市 民、遊客和迪士尼都覺有必要加快擴建樂園，但他強調，擴建只是為向區內旅客提供新鮮感，以新設施吸引他們再次入場，而非當年起得太細。「我自己覺得（政府 當年）策略無錯，你見政府一早已計畫了擴建，旁邊已預留土地……無可能一起就起個好大的。」
對於迪士尼遲遲未加快擴建，馬時亨相信與資金周轉無關。而政府作為迪士尼大股東，為維持現有較大控制權， 若果最終決定擴建，政府難免要向迪士尼注資，亦為「無得選擇」的做法，「如果再擴建，大家認同方向正確的話，（政府）都要注資。如果我們不注資，股權就會 被迪士尼攤薄，這個也不是我們今日想見到的。我們到今日仍希望，這個公園是香港人擁有，我們是大股東。」至於涉及的注資額，他表示一切仍有待財務顧問研 究。他又指，以美國和日本迪士尼為例，擴建第二個迪士尼樂園，主題會稍有不同，例如日本興建了迪士尼海洋。而本港迪士尼第二期的主題，亦留待日後決定。
Source : Singtao News (for more details)
More money for mickey
Mickey Mouse and his mates at Hong Kong Disneyland look set for another massive cash handout – courtesy of the taxpayer.
The Standard has learned that the government has softened its stance on the theme park’s second-phase expansion.
It is considering providing a lifeline to the theme park, where visitor numbers and sales have fallen short of projections.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si- hang told The Standard the government would be inclined to inject funds for expansion so that it could continue to be a drawcard for visitors.
“I don’t want to hear visitors saying they are seeing the same things they saw last year and lose interest in Disneyland,” Ma said.
But he would not say how much capital the government would commit.
This is the first time the government has indicated its willingness to support the theme park, which Disney has stated may require extra financing.
Ma said the people of Hong Kong have complained that “Disneyland is small.”
He said no one will disagree it needs to expanded and that the government should inject funds in that event.
The park belongs to the people of Hong Kong as the government holds a 57 percent stake, Ma said. The government has invested HK$25 billion.
“I think nobody would like to see our stake being diluted, Ma said, adding he remained confident lawmakers will approve additional financing.
“You can only blame the government if it does not have any plan for further development, but that is not the case,” Ma said.
Source : the Standard News (for more details)
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