URA's Managing Director reappointed

The Development Bureau announced today (February 14) that the Chief Executive had re-appointed Mr Quinn Law Yee-kwan as Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) for a term of two years. The appointment will take effect from March 1, 2011.

Mr Law joined the URA in November 2005 and was appointed Managing Director of the URA by the Chief Executive in March 2008. The Managing Director is the administrative head of the URA and the Deputy Chairman of the URA Board.

The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, welcomed Mr Law's re-appointment. She expressed her sincere gratitude to Mr Law for his dedicated support to the Government's work on urban renewal over the years.

"I firmly believe that with his profound experience and capability, Mr Law will continue to provide strong leadership to the URA management in undertaking urban renewal in accordance with the new Urban Renewal Strategy, which will soon be promulgated; implementing the 'flat-for-flat' scheme; strengthening URA's building rehabilitation work; and taking up a new 'facilitator' role to help owners initiate redevelopment themselves, so as to create a quality and sustainable living environment for Hong Kong," Mrs Lam said.

Ends/Monday, February 14, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:01