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Stanley Ma Hang Park officially opened in Stanley (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the Housing Authority:

     Visitors are encouraged to visit Stanley Ma Hang Park following its official opening by the Housing Authority today (January 17).  The park has an area of 50,000 square-meters featuring various thematic zones to cater for people of all ages and interests.

     Stanley Ma Hang Park is designed to blend in with the natural landscape. Pedestrian paths have been improved to enable safe and easy access to the various thematic zones, with display boards set up to introduce the birds, butterflies and plant species found in the park.

     At the opening ceremony, Deputy Director (Development & Construction) of Housing, Ms Ada Fung, said, "The design of Stanley Ma Hang Park has incorporated views and ideas from the local community and District Council, environmental groups, professionals and relevant government departments. We have strived to preserve the natural environment and improve the facilities in the park, including the lighting system and provision of toilet facilities, thus offering a green leisure space for our residents.  The Housing Authority is thinking of improving the vegetation, so that in five years' time, the park will become an attractive habitat for more birds and butterflies."

     At the ceremony, Ms Ada Fung and the Chairman of the Southern District Council, Ms Mar Yuet-har, jointly stamped a giant map of Ma Hang Park to mark its official opening. More than 100 guests from the local community, Southern District Council and the green groups witnessed this important moment.

     Also officiating at today's event were the Chairman of the Southern District East Area Committee, Mr Joseph Chan, District Officer (Southern), Mr Alex Wong, Chief Executive of the Conservancy Association, Mr Ken So, Assistant Director (Project) of Housing, Mr Martin Cheung, Chief Manager/Management (Kowloon West and Hong Kong) of the Housing Department, Mr Sunny Ip, and Assistant General Manager of China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Ltd, Mr Lau Wing-shing.

Ends/Monday, January 17, 2011
Issued at HKT 20:27


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