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Secretary for Development visits Kwai Tsing District (with photos)

Ends/Monday, November 26, 2007
Issued at HKT 17:44

Accompanied by the Kwai Tsing District Officer, Mr Allan Chow (right), and the Project Manager (Major Works) of the Highways Department, Mr Chow Ying-shun (left), the Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam today (November 26) inspected progress on the construction of Route 8, the trunk road linking Lantau and Sha Tin via Tsing Yi and West Kowloon. Mrs Lam visits a shop selling herbal tea and healthy organic food at Ta Chuen Ping Street in Kwai Chung. The shop, operated by the Women Service Association, was set up under the financial sponsorship of the Home Affairs Department's 'Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme'. During her visit today (November 26), the Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, met with a group of elderly building owners living in the Kwai Chung area and listened to their difficulties in carrying out proper maintenance works to their premises and buildings. After the meeting, a representative from the group presented a drawing to Mrs Lam.