A new central poultry slaughtering plant is on the anvil, slated to be commissioned in 2009. This will obliterate the need for live poultry slaughtering in wet markets and alleys.
The mammoth 10,500 square meter plant will operate 365 days a year and is nearly 200 meters away from any semblance of residents. The envisaged plant will house a huge slaughtering capacity of 40,000 chickens and 3000 pigeons, with a possibility to enlarge its slaughtering scope.
The plant, estimated at 200 million HK dollars (25.64 million U.S. dollars), is expected to be enclosed and include three major areas for holding live chickens, slaughtering and distribution.