The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is to help Central's 10 dai pai dong improve their facilities and will allow children of licensees to inherit the licence. The dai pai dong are household names in the city for good food and reasonable prices. The department's director, Cheuk Wing-hing, said facilities that would be improved included drainage systems, since the floors of dai pai dong were often slippery. He said the owners said they would also renovate their stalls and hoped to make them an even bigger attraction to locals and tourists. The government would allow children of the stall owners to inherit the licences, he said. In 2005, the famed Man Yuen dai pai dong in Elgin Street, Central, was forced to close after 80 years when its licensee died. Only a licensee's spouse can inherit the licence, but Wong Kwong-hing never married. Licences have not been issued since the 1970s and there are only 29 dai pai dong left.