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SDEV visits Tai Po District (with photos)

The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, visited Tai Po District this afternoon (June 24) and met with local District Council members to exchange views on district matters. He also visited the Green Hub revitalisation project.

Accompanied by the Chairman of the Tai Po District Council (TPDC), Ms Wong Pik-kiu, and the District Officer (Tai Po), Ms Eunice Chan, Mr Wong first visited the Green Hub to learn about the operation of this revitalised Grade I historic building.

Located at the old Tai Po Police Station, the Green Hub is one of the projects under Batch II of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. The old police station was conserved and revitalised by the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation to become the Green Hub to promote conservation and sustainable living. It has been open to the public since August 2015.

During his visit, Mr Wong was briefed by representatives of the Green Hub on its daily operation, including the various courses and workshops provided for promoting sustainable and low-carbon living such as low-carbon diet workshops, handicrafts workshops and summer night eco-walks. He also visited the co-op shop and the canteen inside the Green Hub which runs on the principle that food should be healthy, community-friendly and environmentally friendly to learn more about their operation.

Before concluding his visit, Mr Wong met with TPDC members to gain a better understanding of the latest developments and needs of the district, and listen to members' views and suggestions on the work of the Government.

Ends/Monday, June 24, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:54

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The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, toured the Green Hub during his visit to Tai Po District today (June 24). Photo shows Mr Wong (fourth right) being briefed by a representative of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation on the operation of the canteen inside the Green Hub. Looking on are the Chairman of the Tai Po District Council (TPDC), Ms Wong Pik-kiu (third right); the Vice-Chairman of the TPDC, Mr Cheng Chun-ping (fifth right); the Under Secretary for Development, Mr Liu Chun-san (first left); the Commissioner for Heritage, Mr José Yam (first right); and the Executive Director of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation, Mr Andy Brown (second right).. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, toured the Green Hub during his visit to Tai Po District today (June 24). Photo shows Mr Wong (left) being briefed by the Head of the Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation, Ms Idy Wong (right), on the daily operation of the Green Hub.. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, toured the Green Hub during his visit to Tai Po District today (June 24). Photo shows Mr Wong (right) and the Under Secretary for Development, Mr Liu Chun-san (centre), being briefed by the Head of the Sustainable Living and Agriculture Department of the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation, Ms Idy Wong (left), on details of the conservation and revitalisation of the Green Hub.. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong (second left), visited Tai Po District today (June 24) and met with the Chairman of the Tai Po District Council (TPDC), Ms Wong Pik-kiu (second right), and members of the TPDC to exchange views on district matters. Also present was the Under Secretary for Development, Mr Liu Chun-san (first left)..

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