Salaries are up for some, profits are rising for many, and fortune will be smiling on Hong Kong in the Lunar New Year - literally. 'We will use fireworks to create the facial expression of the God of Fortune,' said the head of the firm designing this year's Lunar New Year fireworks show. 'He can laugh, too - the sounds are made by a special chemical effect,' added Wilson Mao Wai-shing, chief executive officer of Hop Kee Pyrotechnics. The January 30 show, which is costing more than $3 million to stage, will also feature fireworks shooting higher than ever before over Victoria Harbour. 'More fireworks will shoot 200 to 300 metres into the air. Even people from North Point and Hunghom will be able to see the display,' Mr Mao said. The grand finale will feature 300 firecrackers. 'A 300-cracker salute will shoot [into the sky] in the final 10 seconds of the display [to wish] Hong Kong citizens and the motherland good health and a prosperous Year of the Dog,' he said. In all, the show, lasting 23 minutes and 18 seconds, will use 23,888 fireworks. It will have 10 scenes, each with its own musical accompaniment. 'Every scene has its own subject and meaning, and the fireworks will launch in time with the music. Songs include Henry Mancini's Moon River, and numbers from Andy Lau Tak-wah and Jacky Cheung Hok-yau,' Mr Mao said. The music will be played through loudspeakers at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui and Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. As well as paying for the display, the Hong Kong Commerce, Industry and Professional Association - sole sponsor of the event - will host a fireworks display dinner and dance party at the convention centre for 3,000 guests, including Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his wife, Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei. The display will start at 8pm.