A total of 24 potential sites have been identified in the 18 districts under the district-based columbarium development scheme.  Among the projects, 14 sites will altogether provide around 590,000 new niches.  As regards the remaining projects, the Government will continue the planning work and consult the relevant DCs when ready.  If taken forward, they will provide an additional 300,000 niches.

Among the projects which have gone through DC consultation, the Department has obtained funding approval for taking forward the following -

Location Number of niches Anticipated Year of Completion

Wong Nai Chung Road Columbarium

855

2019

Tsang Tsui Columbarium

163,320

2019

Wo Hop Shek Cemetery (Phase 1), North District

44,000

2019

Cheung Chau Columbarium Extension, Islands District#

1,250

2020

Lai Chi Yuen Cemetery Extension, Islands District

790

2020

Cape Collison Road, Eastern District

25,000

2022

# Not under the district-based columbarium development scheme