Kai Tak Community Hall in Kowloon City officially opened (with photos)

     The Director of Home Affairs, Mrs Pamela Tan, today (November 6) officiated at the opening ceremony of Kai Tak Community Hall in Kowloon City, marking the official commissioning of the new community hall for residents to organise activities.

     Kai Tak Community Hall is situated at 3 Concorde Road in Kowloon City. It, together with the new Trade and Industry Tower, is located in the Kai Tak Development Area.

     The community hall is equipped with a multi-purpose hall with a stage and seating capacity for 450 persons, a stage meeting room, dressing rooms, a conference room, a baby care room and more. Designed with a smooth and vibrant shape, the community hall has various energy-saving measures as well as renewable energy technologies, including double-glazed glass walls, an automated refuse collection system, a solar hot water system, daylight sun tubes, solar tracking fibre optic light pipes, a solar chimney system and a green roof, in line with the concept of "Green City" in the Kai Tak Development Area.
     Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs Tan said that there had been strong demand for community facilities in the district arising from the growing population in the Kai Tak area. Kai Tak Community Hall can provide a venue with diversified facilities for district groups to organise various programmes, enhancing the quality of life of the public and social cohesion.

     Mrs Tan added that Kowloon City is a multicultural district where a lot of ethnic minorities get together. The newly built community hall is an additional venue for holding activities that can boost harmony and provide more contact and exchange opportunities between local residents and ethnic minorities, promoting mutual support in the neighbourhood and social harmony.

     Other officiating guests included the Deputy Government Property Administrator, Ms Sandy Jim; the Project Director of the Architectural Services Department, Mr Frank Wong; and the District Officer (Kowloon City), Mr William Tsui. Po Leung Kuk Lam Man Chan English Primary School; Yun Fook Tong (HK) Chinese Martial Art, Dragon and Lion Dance Association Ltd; and HKSKH Kowloon City Children and Youth Integrated Service Centre were invited to perform dancing, a lion dance and singing at the ceremony.

     Kai Tak Community Hall, built by the Architectural Services Department, is managed by the Kowloon City District Office and has been available for bookings since October.

     In addition to the newly opened Kai Tak Community Hall, the other community hall in Kowloon City District is Hung Hom Community Hall.

Ends/Friday, November 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:10