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PolyU project Co-Building Kuk Po awarded the Countryside Conservation Funding Scheme to revitalise village

29 May 2023

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has received a funding support of HK$3 million from Countryside Conservation Funding Scheme (CCFS) for a cultural rehabilitation / revitalisation project on “Co-Building Kuk Po: Creating, Sharing, Learning & Enjoying” with a duration of 18 months.

Led by Mr Michael Chan, Senior Teaching Fellow in School of Design at PolyU, the project aims at revitalizing the Kuk Po village, strengthening connections between the villagers and community and sharing history and stories of Kuk Po. 

Kuk Po village has great potential to foster development of diversified industries, such as education, agriculture, catering, craftsmanship and tourism. The project will design directory signs to provide information and direction, along with creation of studied history and stories about the village. A new hiking route at Sheck Nga Tau for elaborating a historical story board, as well as mobile public rest area for tourists and old villagers will be constructed.

Also, the project team and villagers will co-organise a series of workshops for the public. Traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival will be celebrated in a modern way on carnival festivity for the gathering of villagers.  Co-learning ambassador team will be formed to attract new generations of the village and local people on conservation activity and contribution. These innovative activities aim to increase public awareness on Kuk Po and its sustainable development, together with promotion of art education on local community. 

Implemented under the Countryside Conservation Office (CCO) in Environment Branch of the Environment and Ecology Bureau, the CCFS is dedicated to support sustainable and holistic conservation efforts in Hong Kong’s rural countryside through an integrated funding source covering a wide spectrum of areas on different levels ranging from natural environment/habitats, non-graded built heritage to cultural and historic assets, etc. 

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