Govt to announce further details of sports park project next year

2023-11-21 03:23
BY Tony Wong

During yesterday’s one-day Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year, Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon said that early next year the government will announce further details of its plan to build a sports park, i.e., a park featuring various sports facilities, on the plot of land where the former greyhound racetrack (Yat Yuen Canidrome) is located.

Cheong pointed out that the government had announced basic details of the project in July this year, adding that the government has now been drafting the project’s construction plan and design over the past few months. Cheong said that next year’s scheduled announcement of the project’s further details aims to enable the government to collect more opinions and suggestions on possible improvements to the project’s design.

The government has not yet come up with the budget of the ex-Canidrome’s redevelopment project.

Meanwhile, Cheong also said that ongoing renovation of the Red Market building was now slated to be completed in the second quarter of next year, after which its stallholders can move back. Because of the Red Market’s renovation, they are currently running their stalls at a temporary wet market building near the Patane Market Municipal Complex.

Meanwhile, Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) Vice President Lo Chi Kin said during yesterday’s plenary session that the second phase of the green promenade project along the peninsula’s southern shore was expected to get off the ground in the fourth quarter of next year. He said that his bureau was currently carrying out the detailed design of the project.

The green promenade’s first phase, which is located between the Macau Science Centre and the Kun Iam statue, opened in 2021.

The second phase will run from outside MGM MACAU to the Gate of Understanding in Sai Van. 

This artist’s rendition released by the government in July shows the design of the sports park to be constructed on the former greyhound racetrack in Fai Chi Kei.


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