The Public Works Subcommittee of the Legislative Council today (15) approved the support for the construction of a new facility building for the Hong Kong Sports Institute, involving 986.6 million yuan, which will be passed to the Finance Committee for deliberation later.
During the meeting, many MPs expressed support for the plan, but believed that the number of day lounges for athletes in the new building was still insufficient and requested an increase.
The independent establishment, He Junyao, suggested that the School of Physical Education should build an extra road along the Chengmen River to connect to CUHK, so that CUHK students can share some of the facilities, especially elite students with sports expertise: "Do you want to practice the canal to become a violent university? "
Government: new facilities are sufficient for the next 15 years
The Pakatan Harapan chairman Lu Weiguo questioned that there is still room for improvement in the planned plot ratio and scale. For example, the hostel used by international teams to visit Hong Kong only had 50 rooms, which was considered insufficient; the day lounge for athletes could accommodate 50 athletes. , The same is not enough.
Ma Fengguo, a member of the sports, performing arts, culture, and publishing industries, pointed out that the new facilities should be built higher than the built-up area, even if there is an extra multi-purpose venue, it is a good thing.
The Deputy Director of the Home Affairs Bureau, Chen Jizhi, said that the Institute of Physical Education currently has 48 hostel rooms, which are believed to be sufficient. He reminded that these rooms are not used for major international competitions. If accommodation is available, other arrangements will be made.
As for the lounge, there are currently more than 700 part-time athletes who have the opportunity to use it. It was revealed that the current day rest facilities in the sports a It should be enough for 50 people.
The bureau expects that the new facilities will be sufficient for the next 15 years after their completion. Ma Fengguo questioned that the number of sports athletes has grown rapidly in recent years, and that sports have important social functions, such as cohesiveness, and it is worth investing more resources.
He suggested to make preparations before the project, such as laying a good foundation, to facilitate further expansion in the future.
He Junyao urged the construction of a large road to connect the Institute of Physical Education and CUHK "Want to train the canal to become a violent event?"
He Junyao said that he hopes that the funding can be used properly. He points out that the sports academy’s vision should be more macroscopic. For example, the Sports Institute is adjacent to the Chinese University. Large hospital facilities.
He even gave an example, "You have seen all of Afghanistan, there is a long and long corridor that connects to China (click: refers to the Wakhan Corridor). At first you thought it was incredible, but today you see it, you can build two China’s friendship.” He also pointed out that CUHK has many elite students who may have expertise in sports.
Chen Jizhi said that relevant opinions will be carefully considered, and the Institute of Physical Education will conduct a detailed policy review at the end of this year.
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