39 vacant stalls sold in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 19 March, 2009, 12:00am

Thirty-nine of 198 vacant stalls were sold at an open auction held by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department to boost the occupancy rate of wet markets in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long. More than 85 per cent of the stalls on sale had remained vacant for six months or more. The department will hold auctions for stalls in Sha Tin and Sai Kung today, and for Tai Po and North District on March 26.