SHA visits Yau Tsim Mong District
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, visited Yau Tsim Mong District this afternoon (June 11) to call on cultural and sports associations and inspect works projects in the district. He also exchanged views with Yau Tsim Mong District Council (YTMDC) members.
Accompanied by the Chairman of the YTMDC, Mr Chris Ip, and the District Officer (Yau Tsim Mong), Mrs Laura Aron, Mr Lau first visited the Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui Culture and Arts Association to learn about its services and admire its members' paintings and calligraphy. Established in 1981, the association aims to promote culture and arts development by organising various cultural activities, helping to bring arts into the community.
Mr Lau then visited the site for the Hoi Ting Road Joint User Complex in Tai Kok Tsui, and was briefed by representatives from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department on the design of the complex and the progress of the project.
The complex will have various facilities including a sports centre, swimming pools and a community hall.
Mr Lau then toured the Soy Street pedestrian subway to inspect the mini-block pictures and wall sticker beautification work at the entrances of the subway. The mini-block pictures are the winning entries of a subway beautification competition, which aimed to promote the signature project Yau Tsim Mong Multicultural Activity Centre of the district. The wall sticker beautification work is a district minor works project of the district.
Mr Lau then visited the Mong Kok District Cultural, Recreational and Sports Association Lim Por Yen Centre.
He toured the facilities in the centre and met with the Youth Health Ambassadors of the Yau Tsim Mong Healthy City Executive Committee.
Before concluding his visit, Mr Lau met with YTMDC members to exchange views on district issues.
Published on: 2018-06-11
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