Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands visits Yau Tsim Mong District (with photos)
The Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands, Mr Michael Suen, visited Yau Tsim Mong District today (February 9) to gain a better understanding of the latest developments there.
Accompanied by the District Officer, Miss Amy Chow, Mr Suen went to the rooftop of the Pinnacle in Minden Avenue for a bird's eye view of the Hanoi Road Project under the Urban Renewal Authority.
Authority representatives briefed Mr Suen on this major commercial/hotel redevelopment project. With a site area of about 8,300 square metres, the area will have commercial facilities, serviced apartments and a hotel as well as open space which will give the area a facelift when completed.
Mr Suen's next stop was the Elderly Centre of Tsim Sha Tsui Kaifong Welfare Association in Shanghai Street. Established in 1996, the centre is the first elderly activities centre set up by the Tsim Sha Tsui Kaifong Welfare Association and is subvented by the Social Welfare Department.
Mr Suen was told that the centre provided a comprehensive service to the elderly. He met and chatted with elders including a 104-year-old woman.
The centre drama group performed a short play for Mr Suen to show their daily activities. Mr Suen was pleased to learn that the elderly were enjoying a healthy, joyful and meaningful life.
With a membership of about 1,000 people, the centre provides various leisure facilities, health and community education and an individual counselling service to the elderly. It arranges recreational and celebration activities, volunteer training, and organises different educational and interest courses to enrich the social life of the elderly and serve the community while at the same time enhancing their knowledge and awareness of their civic rights and care for the community.
Mr Suen saw that the greenery measures implemented in Yau Tsim Mong District was helping improve the environment.
During the visit, Mr Suen also stopped at the St. Andrew's Anglican Church on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Apart from providing Church facilities, St. Andrew's Anglican Church is also a multi-purpose meeting centre for the community.
Ends/Friday, February 9, 2007
Issued at HKT 19:20