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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

Applications for the rental of market stalls at Tin Shui Wai Temporary Market will be accepted from tomorrow, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.

Construction of the market adjacent to Tin Sau Road Park is expected to be completed before the end of the year when it is also expected to start operation.

The department said as the landlord of the temporary market, it is responsible for determining the rental level and signing agreements with tenants. It will introduce a new operation mode and strengthen the service contractor’s role in managing the market with a view to enhancing business vibrancy and meeting the public’s needs.

A service contractor has been hired through open tender to handle the market’s daily management and operation, it added.

The market will provide 40 stalls, of which 36 wet and dry goods stalls will be categorised into Category A and B and open for applications from October 6 to 23. The allocation will be determined by computer balloting on November 3.

Applicants must be aged 18 or above and ordinarily resident in Hong Kong. Those with at least three years’ experience in the operation of a relevant market stall may apply for a stall under Category A, while other applicants may apply under Category B.

To support local employment in Tin Shui Wai, if an eligible applicant for rental of a stall in Category B is a Tin Shui Wai resident, he or she will be given an additional ballot paper under that category to increase the chance of success in the ballot exercise.

Application forms can be downloaded from the department’s website or obtained at its District Environmental Hygiene Offices. The ballot result will also be uploaded to the website.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News