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URA Board member, Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun (right), presenting an award to the school representative of the Best Participation Award.
URA Board member, Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun (right), presenting an award to the school representative of the Best Participation Award.
Vice Chairman of the Central & Western District Council, Mr Stephen Chan Chit-kwai (right), presenting an award to the Champion of the public section.
Vice Chairman of the Central & Western District Council, Mr Stephen Chan Chit-kwai (right), presenting an award to the Champion of the public section.

Comic Drawing Competition on Building Rehabilitation

The importance of building rehabilitation for home safety has been vividly portrayed in a comic drawing competition organised by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).  The winning artists taking part are awarded for their imagination and creativity at a presentation ceremony this (Monday) afternoon.

Rehabilitation is one of the key components of the URA's holistic 4R strategy in urban renewal, namely, Redevelopment, Rehabilitation, pReservation and Revitalisation.  The Authority encourages building owners to carry out rehabilitation works through two incentive schemes, i.e. the materials incentive scheme and the interest free loan scheme, in order to enhance the quality and the structural safety of buildings in Hong Kong.  The schemes are well received and so far owners of over 40,000 flats of 520 buildings have joined the schemes to improve their homes. 

In holding the competition, the URA hopes to reiterate the importance of building rehabilitation, calling on members of the public to join hands to make Hong Kong a safe and better place to live.

Jointly organised by the URA, Hong Kong Society of Illustrators, Hong Kong Animation and Comic Association and Hong Kong Education City, the competition is divided into public and secondary school sections.

Response is overwhelmingly encouraging with over 1,000 entries received. Winning entries of the competition are being exhibited at the Oasis Gallery of the Central Oasis in Central for public viewing for three weeks.

Officiating at today's ceremony were URA Board member, Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun, and the Vice Chairman of the Central & Western District Council, Mr Stephen Chan Chit-kwai.

(ENDS)