171. There is rising expectation to increase district facilities. The District Councils have also put forward various suggestions in the past such as building community complexes and improving pedestrian links. I will set aside $8 billion to respond to the proposals of the 18 districts. The Home Affairs Bureau will co-ordinate and follow up with the relevant policy bureaux and departments.
172. On public markets, apart from making available resources to build public markets in districts with such needs, I will earmark $2 billion for implementing a Market Modernisation Programme over the next 10 years, which will entail a comprehensive review of nearly 100 existing markets and improvement works including early installation of air-conditioning systems, major overhaul or redevelopment.