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Luen Wo Hui Market becomes a popular shopping spot for local residents


Today (January 21) marks the formal opening of the Luen Wo Hui Market in Fanling. The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Mr Gregory Leung, together with the Director of Architectural Services, Mr Yue Chi-hang, and Members of the North District Council, Messrs Chan Fat-hong, Lau Hou-ting and Li Kwok-fung officiated at the opening ceremony.

During a tour of the market following the ceremony, the officiating party saw for themselves the updated facilities, as well as the various upgrading measures, which the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) have introduced to enhance the market's business environment.

On the request of stall operators, FEHD has been introducing improvement measures to the Luen Wo Hui Market since its operation last July, with a view to boosting business opportunities as well as providing a comfortable environment for customers.

To date the market has become an increasingly popular shopping spot for fresh daily provisions amongst local residents in Fanling.

The enhancement measures include the setting up of attractive and colourful graphic signage at conspicuous locations and enhanced illumination at all entrances to the market. Besides, more seating benches at convenient locations are provided for market goers.

On the publicity front, the FEHD has organised a number of promotional activities such as free parking offers, gifts coupons and lucky draw to attract customers.

A recent survey conducted by the FEHD indicated that the daily patronage of the market has increased from 13 000 in December last year to 23 000 in January this year.

Occupying a total of 18 650 square metres, the three-storey Luen Wo Hui Market is conveniently located at the hub of Fanling in Wo Mun Street. It accommodates a total of 334 wet and dry goods stalls on the ground and first floors, providing a wide range of fresh food including fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and poultry as well as other household items. The second floor houses a cooked food centre comprising 22 stalls.

The market opens daily from 6 am, with the wet stalls operating until 8 pm and the cooked food centre operating until 2 am the following day.

End/Tuesday, January 21, 2003


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