144. Through the newly established $7 billion Elite Athletes Development Fund, we will support elite athletes to better meet their needs during and after their active sporting career, including improving the career pathways for retired athletes. We are also studying the financing options and mode of operation of the proposed multi-purpose stadium complex at Kai Tak and will start the preliminary work as soon as possible. We will continue to plan and build more sports facilities in various districts.
District Minor Improvement Works
145. To enable the District Councils to improve district facilities continuously and manage and maintain the completed facilities, we will increase the annual provision under the District Minor Works Programme progressively to $400 million within the next two District Council terms. The additional funding will cover project costs and the recurrent expenditure of the completed facilities.
146. There has been growing public concern about animal rights and welfare in recent years. We will examine with relevant groups ways to facilitate the adoption of stray cats and dogs by the public. Furthermore, we are helping relevant groups implement the Trap-Neuter-Return trial programme, and will consult the relevant District Councils on this matter.