Government has no plan to adjust water charges at present

Regarding the response by the Principal Assistant Secretary of the Development Bureau, Mr Jimmy Chan, to media enquiries on water tariff after attending a radio programme today (November 5), a spokesman of the Development Bureau reiterated that there was at present no plan to adjust the water tariff.

The spokesman said in considering the adjustment of water tariff, factors to be considered would include financial position of the Government, acceptability of the public and other policy consideration.  The purchase price of Dongjiang water for the coming three years would be based on a new agreement to be made with Guangdong Government by the end of this year.

Ends/Saturday, November 5, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:37