Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Legco opposition to Games bid

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A Legislative Council panel has passed a non-binding motion urging the government not to bid for the 2023 Asian Games. The motion was moved by Democratic Party lawmaker, Kam Nai-wai, who said the HK$6-billion budget for the Games was grossly underestimated. Earlier, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Tsang Tak-sing, admitted that the cost could rise due to factors such as inflation. The government will seek approval in principle from the Finance Committee next month. Decision Points

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