A roving exhibition on rebuilding efforts by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in earthquake-stricken areas of Sichuan opened today (December 8) at Youth Square in Chai Wan.
Welcoming the exhibition, the Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, stressed the importance of the contributions made by the Hong Kong community toward reconstruction efforts.
"Out of the despair, loss and hopelessness has come a spirit of unity and determination which has drawn our communities closer together and helped to rebuild Sichuan," the Chief Executive said.
Mr Tsang said he hopes that exhibition visitors will learn more about the enormous scale of the rebuilding process and feel proud of Hong Kong's efforts.
The "Sichuan Rebuild - HKSAR Projects" exhibition contains video, photo and text displays of Hong Kong's reconstruction efforts in five main areas, namely, education, infrastructure, medical services, social welfare and the Wolong Nature Reserve.
Rebuilding projects by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and non-governmental organisations are also included.
Altogether, the HKSAR has committed about $10 billion to fund 191 projects in Sichuan.
Admission to the exhibition is free. The dates and venues of the exhibition are as follows:
Date : December 8, 2011 to March 31, 2012*
Venue : The Gallery, Civic Education Resource Centre, 7/F, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan
Mondays to Sundays : 9am to 6pm
Public holidays : Closed
(* From December 23, 2011 to January 3, 2012, the exhibition will be suspended due to venue maintenance)
Date : January 20 to January 30, 2012
Venue : Kowloon Park Arcade, Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Mondays to Sundays : 8am to 10pm
Date : February 3 to February 5, 2012
Venue : MTR Hung Hom Station Concourse, Hung Hom, Kowloon (Near Entrance/Exit C2)
Friday to Sunday : 10am to 8pm
Date : May 12 to May 14, 2012
Venue : Exhibition Gallery 1-3, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay
Saturday to Monday : Opening hours to be announced later
More venues may be added later.
Apart from the roving exhibition, the HKSAR Government has set up a dedicated website, also named "Sichuan Rebuild - HKSAR Projects", to publish fact sheets on the reconstruction projects, as well as press releases, a photo gallery and videos.
For more information (including any updates on the venues and dates of the roving exhibition), please visit the "Sichuan Rebuild - HKSAR Projects" website at www.hk-sichuanrebuild.gov.hk.
Ends/Thursday, December 8, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:16
"Sichuan Rebuild - HKSAR Projects" exhibition (1)
"Sichuan Rebuild - HKSAR Projects" exhibition (2)