HK to Build New Exhibition Center at Airport
HONG KONG, October 10-- The Hong Kong government
plans to build a new exhibition center at the Hong Kong
International Airport, Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa said
Wednesday when delivering his Policy Address.
To maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness in the longer term, the
government will invest a maximum of 2 billion HK dollars (256
million U.S. dollars) into the construction of a new exhibition
center at Chek Lap Kok in conjunction with the Airport Authority,
"Hong Kong is a top exhibition and conference center in the
Asia-Pacific region. Our world-class facilities drive a thriving
exhibition industry," Tung added.
Hong Kong was successful last month in winning five bids to
host large-scale international conventions between next year and
2010, proving the city's long-term appeal to international
visitors, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
The winning of the five new bids will bring a potential further
12,000 high-spending visitors to Hong Kong and bring to more than
120 the number of conventions and corporate meetings already
booked to Hong Kong in the next nine years. The total number of
delegates involved is expected to exceed 115,000.
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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