Exhibition on West Kowloon proposals to move to City Hall

The exhibition of screened-in proposals for the development of West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) will move to Hong Kong City Hall on February 5 after being on display at the Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui for one-and-a-half months.

The exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum will close at 8pm tomorrow (January 31).

"It will resume at Low Block, Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall at 10am on February 5 and run until March 28, 2005.

"Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition. Public views are important for the next phase of development of the project," a Government spokesman said.

There will be special opening hours during the Lunar New Year holidays.

The exhibition will close at 4pm on Lunar New Year's Eve (February 8) and the second day of Lunar New Year (February 10).

It will be closed on Lunar New Year's Day (February 9), but the opening hours will resume as normal (10am - 8pm) on February 11.

"As at January 29, a total of 83,013 visits to the exhibition has been recorded since it opened on December 16, 2004 at the Hong Kong Science Museum. About 60 guided tours have been arranged for members of the public and nearly 12 000 comment cards have been received.

"As part of the consultation exercise, the authorities also held eight discussion forums between December 20, 2004 and January 10 this year. Among the participants were people from the arts and cultural sector, professional bodies and community groups," the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Dr Patrick Ho, has been visiting District Councils to consult them on the WKCD development proposals since January 25.

Ends/Sunday, January 30, 2005