Approved in April 1977, the Sha Tin Urban Development (Housing) project was the Bank's first in the urban development (housing) sector. It was implemented to alleviate the living conditions of low-income families who had been living in overcrowded conditions in Hong Kong, China by providing for the construction of two housing estates (Wo Che and Sha Kok Estate) complete with community and social facilities in Sha Tin New Town (STNT).
Built to Last: Wo Che Estate, Hong Kong, China
Before: ADB funded the Sha Tin housing project in Hong Kong, China to relieve overcrowding in the late 1970s.
After: Finished in the early 1980s, the apartments are still home to 6,200 families.