The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) on Saturday called on the public to keep places clean and mind their safety while watching the National Day fireworks display on October 1.
The LCSD and other law enforcement agencies will strengthen patrols at leisure venues where large crowds are expected on Sunday. Measures will be stepped up to tackle littering, illegal hawking and vandalism.
These venues include the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Salisbury Garden, the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Urban Council Centenary Garden, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park, Kai Tak Sky Garden along the Kowloon waterfront, as well as Tamar Park, the Central and Western District Promenade - Central Section, the Wan Chai Temporary Promenade and East Coast Park (Phase 1) on the waterfront of Hong Kong Island.
A spokesman for the LCSD urged members of the public to take their belongings when leaving the venues and not to leave trash behind.
"Littering offenders will be subject to a fixed penalty of HK$1,500. Publicity materials reminding members of the public to keep places clean will be displayed at the venues while additional cleaning staff and security guards will also be deployed," the spokesman said in a statement.
The spokesman reminded people to pay attention to crowd management measures and police instructions, warning that the above venues will be very crowded during the fireworks display.