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Govt plans to build special needs school on ex-Canidrome plot

2018-11-08 07:07     Comment:0

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said yesterday that the government plans to build a special needs school on the plot of land where the former greyhound racetrack is located.

Tam made the remarks while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a religious ceremony for the upcoming four-day Macau Grand Prix that will start next Thursday. The ceremony took place at the Macau Grand Prix Building near the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal.

The government told the operator of the former greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – in July 2016 to vacate the property in Fai Chi Kei within two years. The government pledged at that time that the plot would be used for educational, sports and community service facilities after the Canidrome’s demise. The racetrack was finally closed at midnight on July 20. The government is currently looking after the about 480 greyhounds left behind at the racetrack’s kennels by the company.


Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng speaks to reporters outside the Macau Grand Prix Building on the sidelines of yesterday’s religious ceremony for next week’s Macau Grand Prix. Courtesy: TDM

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