Secretary for Development meets Heritage Lottery Fund in London (with photos)

The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, had a meeting with the Heritage Lottery Fund's Director of Policy and Strategy, Ms Judith Cligman, yesterday (May 13, London time) to learn about the operation of the fund in support of heritage preservation work in the UK. 

The HLF was set up by Parliament in 1994 to give grants to a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the UK.

Mrs Lam began the third day of her visit by touring Oxford Castle. Located in the heart of the university city of Oxford, the castle, with a history spanning 10 centuries, has now been converted and revitalised into a famous tourist attraction providing hotel, shopping, food and beverage and gallery facilities for enjoyment by local and overseas visitors.

Mrs Lam also met the Board of Trustees of the Borough Market - London's oldest food market - to learn about their experience in the conservation and management of the historic place.

In the evening, Mrs Lam attended a reception hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers and briefed its members on the implementation of major infrastructural projects in Hong Kong.

Ends/Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Issued at HKT 16:38


Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, presenting a souvenir to the Director of Policy and Strategy of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Ms Judith Cligman.
Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, visiting Oxford Castle. Next to her is the General Manager of Oxford Castle, Mr Jean-Pierre Morilleau.