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綠匯學苑(Chinese only) (15/1/2017)

政府近年積極把合適的政府歷史建築納入「活化歷史建築伙伴計劃」活化再用,其中「綠匯學苑」(舊大埔警署)早前榮獲「聯合國教科文組織亞太區文化遺產保護獎」榮譽獎。這實在是對香港社會及文物保育持份者的鼓舞,並證明政府與非牟利機構共同合作活化政府歷史建築,取得了一定成果。香港寸金尺土,要平衡保育和發展並不容易,社會爭議也不少,但我們會繼續努力,希望集合眾人智慧,探討如何適當地挑選、保護、保存和活化香港珍貴的歷史文化遺產......

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Develop urban forestry and create quality landscape together (8/1/2017)

Hong Kong is a dense and compact city, where people and trees have become more interrelated. Over the years, the Government has been striving to enrich and enhance the city’s landscape and strengthen our tree management. To create a more liveable and sustainable cityscape, we need to integrate the concepts and principles of urban forestry into our urban design and development projects so as to promote greening in a more holistic manner. We also need to formulate, plan and monitor landscape works and tree management measures in a pragmatic way. As such, the Development Bureau (DEVB) established the Urban Forestry Advisory Panel (UFAP) in January 2017 to replace the former Expert Panel on Tree Management (EPTM) to assist us in performing our work and to carry out consultation in a more extensive and effective manner……

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Work together to pave way for a new year ahead (1/1/2017)

Looking back, 2016 was an extraordinary year for Hong Kong. Issues concerning land, housing, planning, conservation and public works expenditure had often become the focus of public opinion and highlighted the enormous responsibility of the Development Bureau. I would like to thank my colleagues of various departments for their concerted efforts to withstand the pressure in the face of overwhelming public aspirations. Thanks to their unrelenting efforts, we have managed to make substantial progress in our work. Looking ahead to 2017, although the current term of government will soon end, we will not be a mere custodian government which avoids the imminent, difficult problems and lacks long-term planning. Instead, we will continue to take on the challenges ahead and listen earnestly to the views of different stakeholders in the hope that our work will soon bear fruits and benefit the community......

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