Transcript of SDEV's remarks at a media session

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session after attending a radio programme today (March 23):

Reporter: Secretary, you mention people should be realistic and green groups should be open-minded about your plan to reclaim land, but does that give you any reason to destroy the marine life in Hong Kong?

Secretary for Development: We are not going to destroy any marine life in Hong Kong. We keep an open mind and we appeal to the environmental protection bodies to join us as experts in our attempt to understand the dolphins in the shallow area of the waters and we try to find a solution for them.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Saturday, March 23, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:32