Following is a statement by the Director of Drainage Services (designate), Mr Raymond Cheung Tat-kwing, in response to his new appointment:
"I am pleased to succeed Mr John Collier as the Director of Drainage Services on June 9 this year.
I have served in the Drainage Services Department for over 10 years and have gained good experience in all areas of the work of the department.
As the head of the Department, I will continue to maintain good communication with staff of different disciplines and will promote a harmonious working relationship within the department. I also expect to work hard with my colleagues to better serve the community.
The Drainage Services Department is tasked with the responsibilities for affording the community a good standard of flood protection and for providing effective service in wastewater treatment . To achieve this, we need proper planning, construction and management of our drainage and sewerage infrastructures. I will strive to deliver high quality service through continuous improvement of our facilities and prompt response to the needs of the community.
With the continued dedication and support of our staff, I am sure that we can attain our goals."
End/ Tuesday, May 21, 2002