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March
Luen Wo Hui Sports Centre and Fanling Public Library now open

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The new Luen Wo Hui Sports Centre and Fanling Public Library opened today (March 22), expanding the range of sports, leisure and library services available to residents of the North District.

Officiating at the opening ceremony were the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Anissa Wong, the Director of Architectural Services, Mr Yue Chi-hang, the Chairman of the North District Council, Mr Pang Hang-yin, and the Executive Director of Sino Land Company Ltd., Mr Albert Yeung.


The Fanling Public Library and the Luen Wo Hui Sports Centre are located at 9 Wo Mun Street, Fanling, on 2/F and 3/F respectively.

Ms Wong said that with increasing population intake and rapid development, demand for leisure and cultural facilities in the North District was growing.

"These newly completed venues will surely provide residents with diversified leisure facilities and library services, thereby enriching their lives," she said.

The Luen Wo Hui Sports Centre is the fourth centre managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in the district. It provides a variety of indoor leisure facilities including an arena with 12 table-tennis tables, two multi-purpose activities rooms and a dance room.

In addition, there is a Children's Play Room with specially designed games for children. Various recreational and sports activities and training classes will also be offered.

The Sports Centre is open daily from 7am to 11pm. It will be closed for maintenance and cleaning from 7am to 3pm on the first and third Monday of each month.

The 2,200 square metre Fanling Public Library, which replaces the small library at Cheung Wah Estate, is a district library which boasts more space, more books and more facilities.

Basic facilities such as the adult library, the children's library, the quick reference section, the newspapers and periodicals section and the extension activities room have been enhanced. The Library also contains a multimedia library, a computer and information centre and a study room.

The Library stocks about 140,000 books and audio-visual items. Thirty computer terminals allow access to multimedia materials, the Internet and the CD-ROM search facilities.

A coffee corner is available for refreshment and relaxation.

The Fanling Public Library is open from 9am to 8pm Mondays to Wednesdays and on Fridays. It closes at 7 pm on Saturdays and 5 pm on Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Thursdays.

End/Saturday, March 22, 2003
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