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SDEV delivers keynote speech at 2018 World Cities Day Forum (with photos)

The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, today (October 31) gave a keynote speech on green living and green cities at the 2018 World Cities Day Forum in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province.

In the keynote speech, Mr Wong introduced Hong Kong's efforts in addressing the impact and challenges of urbanisation. He told participants at the forum how the Government enhances environmental capacity and promotes green living and sustainable development through innovative and meticulous town planning, engineering design and city management.

The 2018 World Cities Day Forum is organised by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China, and the People's Government of Jiangsu Province. This year's theme is "Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities".

On arrival at Xuzhou yesterday (October 30), Mr Wong attended the cultural exchange and welcome dinner. He also met with the Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Mr Fei Gaoyun; the Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Mr Ni Hong; and the Special Envoy of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Ms Christine Musisi, before the dinner.

Mr Wong will return to Hong Kong this evening.

Ends/Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong (first left), attends the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cities Day Forum in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, today (October 31). Also in attendance are the Special Envoy of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Ms Christine Musisi (second left), and the Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Mr Ni Hong (third left).. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cities Day Forum in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, today (October 31).. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, attends the 2018 World Cities Day Forum in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, today (October 31). Photo shows Mr Wong (first left) meeting with the Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Mr Fei Gaoyun (first right); the Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Mr Ni Hong (second right); and the Special Envoy of the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Ms Christine Musisi (third right), before attending the welcome dinner yesterday (October 30)..

 


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