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Ensuring drinking water safety in Hong Kong (16/2/2020)

Water is an essential element of our daily life. To ensure that it is clean and wholesome, all raw water in Hong Kong undergoes rigorous treatment and disinfection processes at the water treatment works of the Water Supplies Department (WSD) before being supplied for public consumption. This time, I have particularly invited the Chief Waterworks Chemist of the WSD, Mr KWOK Yau-ting, Kelvin, to talk about the water treatment processes, and explain how water treatment works secure water safety and shoulder the responsibilities to provide a safe and reliable water supply......

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Successful conclusion of the Hong Kong 2020 International Urban Forestry Conference (9/2/2020)

The Hong Kong 2020 International Urban Forestry Conference, the first-ever international conference on urban forestry organised by the Development Bureau (DEVB), was held at the JC Cube Auditorium, Tai Kwun, Central on 16 and 17 January. Under the theme of “Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Greening in High-density Cities”, the two-day conference invited more than 20 local, overseas and mainland speakers and attracted over 600 professionals and students to share views and experience on matters related to urban forestry. This time, I have specially invited the Head of Greening and Landscape Office (H/GLO) of the DEVB, Ms Vina WONG, to give you the conference details……

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The Yuk Hui Temple in Wan Chai (2/2/2020)

The Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) under the Development Bureau (DEVB) is an office dedicated to heritage conservation and education. It strives to protect and conserve the archaeological and built heritage of Hong Kong, and to enhance the public’s awareness, understanding and appreciation of our cultural legacy. I have written several blog posts to share the work of the AMO and introduce various historic buildings in the territory. Earlier, the Yuk Hui Temple in Wan Chai has been declared as a monument. This time, I have specially invited a colleague from the AMO to introduce to us the history and architectural features of the old temple ……

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Celebrating Lunar New Year with “old pals” (26/1/2020)

Today is the second day of the Lunar New Year. First of all, let me and colleagues of the Development Bureau (DEVB) wish you a very happy and prosperous year ahead! On 22 January, guided by the Drainage Services Department Volunteer Team (DSDVT) and senior volunteers of the Sheng Kung Hui, I visited a neighbourhood elderly centre with Mr Liu Chun-san, the Under Secretary, and Mr Allen Fung, the Political Assistant, to chat with the elderly and celebrating the Lunar New Year together......

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Hong Kong Museum of Art after renovation (19/1/2020)

Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA), the oldest public museum in the city, has recently reopened after renovation, presenting visitors with a refreshing interior and exterior. This time, I have specially invited two colleagues from the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) to talk about how to give the museum a makeover to provide visitors with more open views and enhance its accessibility. The makeover has also shortened the distance between works of art and people as well as the environment......

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