Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, at a media session after conducting home visits under the "Celebrations for All" project in Sham Shui Po today (July 28):
Reporter: The FactWire News Agency reported that the Civil Engineering and Development Department recruited the former Director of Planning, Mr Ling Kar-kan, without an open recruitment, how would you respond to this?
Secretary for Development: My response will be brief. It's totally in accordance with the applicable procedures. It's under a scheme called the "PRSC", the Post-retirement Service Contract Scheme. What I've understood from the Department is that actually more than one offer (of invitation for application) has been made, and Mr Ling is the one who came back with a positive answer. So it's totally in accordance with applicable procedures. Thank you very much.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Friday, July 28, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:35