SDEV speaks to the media

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session after attending a radio programme today (January 21):

Reporter: Mr Chan, can you talk about the sub-divided housing? What sorts of challenges are you facing right now? Is there any enough temporary housing that can be provided for those in need?

Secretary for Development: One of the difficulties that we have encountered is getting into the premises. Our colleagues at the frontline are always rejected entry. We have to visit the premises again, serve notices and obtain orders from the court. These have delayed the progress in a way. As for interim housing for those being affected, so far we have managed to provide enough interim housing for them. The Community Care Fund will also provide assistance.

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

Ends/Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:01