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Initiatives of Development Bureau
in the 2016 Policy Address and Policy Agenda

   
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  INTRODUCTION
  The Chief Executive (CE) delivered his 2016 Policy Address entitled "Innovate for the Economy, Improve Livelihood, Foster Harmony, Share Prosperity" on 13 January 2016. This is supported by the Policy Agenda which sets out the Government's new and on-going initiatives. This paper elaborates on those initiatives under Development Bureau (DEVB).
   
  POLICY ADDRESS AND POLICY AGENDA INITIATIVES
 

The work of DEVB mainly contributes to the two Chapters on "Land, Housing and Transportation" and "Environment and Conservation". We have also provided input to the Chapters on "Economic Development and Innovation and Technology" and "Education, Population and Human Resources". An extract of all the new and on-going initiatives under DEVB as contained in the 2016 Policy Agenda is at Annex. The major items are highlighted in the paragraphs below.

   
  Economic Development and Innovation and Technology
   
  Land, Housing and Transportation
   
  Environment and Conservation
   
  Education, Population and Human Resources
   
  CONCLUSION
 

We welcome Members' feedback and undertake to work closely with LegCo in taking forward DEVB's policy initiatives. We aim to further discuss with the Panel on Development on the following items shortly –

  • Proposed creation of supernumerary directorate posts to establish and lead a new Lantau Development Office and re-organisation of Development Offices of Civil Engineering and Development Department
  • Proposed creation of a supernumerary directorate post to establish and lead a dedicated office in DEVB on spearheading and monitoring cost control measures for public works delivery
  • Proposed development strategy for Lantau
  • Improvement works at Tai O
  • Kai Tak Development (KTD) – Stages 3B and 5A Infrastructure Works at North Apron Area of Kai Tak Airport and Progress Report on KTD
  • Implementation of Water Intelligent Network, stage 1
  • Improvement of water supply to Sheung Shui and Fanling
  • Uprating of Chai Wan salt water supply system
  • Implementation of the Validation Scheme for Unauthorised Signboards
  Development Bureau
18 January 2016