HK leader-elect Lam says "very determined" to tackle housing problem

HONG KONG, March 28 (Reuters) - Hong Kong-leader elect

Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she is "very determined" to tackle

the city's housing problem when she becomes chief executive

later this year.

Lam, the financial hub's former chief secretary, was chosen

on Sunday by a 1,200-person committee to lead the city, pledging

in her victory speech to unite political divisions that have

hindered policy-making and legislative work.

The high cost of housing in Hong Kong is one of the city's

biggest social issues. Lam also pledged during her campaign to

tackle the problem by increasing land supply.

She was speaking at a Credit Suisse investment conference in

Hong Kong attended by around 200 business and financial

professionals.

(Reporting By Venus Wu; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing

by Paul Tait)