The Secretary for the Environment visits Yau Tsim Mong District

The Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, Dr Sarah Liao, visited Yau Tsim Mong (YTM) District today (June 22) to see the latest development in the district.

Accompanied by the District Officer (Yau Tsim Mong), Miss Amy Chow Wai-fun, Dr Liao made her first stop at the Star Ferry Concourse, the proposed site for a future piazza, which is planned to become a focal point for enjoyment of visitors and residents.  

Dr Liao then visited the new Tsim Sha Tsui public transport interchange next to Wing On Centre, where she was briefed by Principal Transport Officer, Mr Albert Su Yau-on, and Chief Engineer/Traffic Engineering, Mr Lam Hon, on facilities and transport arrangements.

She then proceeded to the Hong Kong Museum of History and made a short tour.  She listened with interest to the briefing by the Curator (Exhibition and Research) of the Hong Kong Museum of History, Mr Brian Lam Kwok-fai.

During the tour in the museum, she was amused by the collection of more than 70,000 items on local history, which illustrated the development of Hong Kong, dating as early as the 1860s.  

"This wide range of collection of photographs, historical documents, books and government letters shed light on various facets of life in Hong Kong in the 19th Century, enabling people to understand more on the social, economic and educational development of Hong Kong," Dr Liao said.

Dr Liao ended her visit by meeting the Chairman of YTM District Council, Mr Chan Man-yu, and the vice-chairman, Mr Leung Wai-kuen, to get the latest developments in the district.

The visit today is one of the regular Principal Official's district visits to learn more about district affairs and development.

Ends/Friday, June 22, 2007
Issued at HKT 17:30