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Hong Kong tycoon considers Kerry city

Team will visit Kerry amid sensational plans to build a new city, home to thousands of Hong Kong citizens

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A map highlighting Kerry as a potential site as home to thousands from Hong Kong

A map highlighting Kerry as a potential site as home to thousands from Hong Kong

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Hong Kong property tycoon Ivan Ko told The Kerryman his team will visit the county following the COVID-19 pandemic after it emerged that Kerry was cited as a potential location for a brand-new city accommodating tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents.

The Times Ireland last weekend revealed that Mr Ko's Victoria Harbor Group - described as an international charter city investment company - opened contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) last December in relation to the extraordinary plans, and six potential Irish sites were discussed, including one in Kerry.

A map appears to identify a location between Tralee and Killarney as a potential site. Kerry County Council has said it has no knowledge of the proposal and has had no discussions with anyone or any agency about it.