A ceremony was held today to mark the completion of improvement works for hiking trails at Wu Tip Shan and Wa Mei Shan in Fanling and the opening of Wu Tip Shan Sitting-out Area under the North District Signature Project Scheme.


Works included the construction of a landmark viewing platform and a sitting-out area, as well as the provision of soft landscape at selected locations along the trails.


It also improved existing ancillary facilities and provided new ones. The facilities include pavilions, benches, viewing platforms, directional signs, fitness equipment, railings and a solar-powered lighting system.


Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah said the completion and commissioning of the project is the fruitful outcome of the joint effort among the Government, the North District Council and the community.


He added he looks forward to their full co-operation in the future to provide more facilities to benefit the public.


The Government earmarked a provision of $100 million for each District Council under the Signature Project Scheme to implement up to two large-scale projects to meet district needs.       


The North District Council implemented two projects to promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage eco-tourism and enhance public awareness of nature conservation.