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Tourism boost: Chief Executive Carrie Lam (third left) and Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung (third right) attend the opening ceremony of Sha Tau Kok Pier. /news.gov.hk

Gov’t starts 6-month trial scheme for tourism opening of Sha Tau Kok Pier 

After the trial, the government will decide whether it will fully reopen Sha Tau Kok town.

The Security Bureau opened Sha Tau Kok Pier for tour groups, which will be under a six-month trial scheme where its results will allow the full reopening of Sha Tau Kok town.

In a statement, the government said the security department’s six-month trial scheme will accept registered local tour groups for travelling to neighbouring spots, such as Lai Chi Wo and Kat O, by water vessels on each holiday during the period. 

Also, for six months, two sessions are available for each holiday to allow three local tours in each session.

The tour group project was under the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy and to facilitate tourism development and boost the local culture of Sha Tau Kok and the North East New Territories.

After the trial, the government will review the results, study traffic and security impact, as well as the perspective of residents to decide on further opening Sha Tau Kok town.

For her part, Chief Executive Carrie Lam officiated at the opening ceremony of Sha Tau Kok Pie said their project is expected to develop Sha Tau Kok-centric tourism “with the passing on of culture and nature conservation at its core, injecting impetus into the Sha Tau Kok community.”

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