Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing today joined top athletes in urging all parties to work together to bring the Asian Games to Hong Kong.
Speaking at the Legislative Council Home Affairs Panel special meeting on the proposed hosting of the 2023 Asian Games, Mr Tsang said the Government has clearly outlined the goals and objectives of long-term sports policy in promoting Hong Kong as an important hub for regional events.
The Government has finished completing facilities worth $3.5 billion, and in the coming decade more resources will be invested in additional facilities, such as the Kai Tak multi-purpose hall.
He emphasised the importance of public support in holding the Asian Games and hoped the community supports the plan. He urged all sectors to express their views before the games consultation ends on December 1.
Gold medal-winning cyclist Wong Kam-po also attended the meeting, saying political parties' resistance to the proposal broke his heart. He said Hong Kong needs the spirit of sport, urging legislators to view the issue from a long-term and global perspective.